Students with disabilities are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers (National Science Foundation, 2015). The underrepresentation is a problem because the nation’s competitiveness depends on diverse individuals with STEM knowledge, skills, and abilities to drive innovation that will need to new products and economic growth (Business higher Education Forum/A Policy Brief, 2014; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2016; National Science Board, 2016). The author discusses the importance of engaging students with disabilities in informal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics activities.
"The Importance of Extracurricular STEM Activities for Students with Disabilities,"
Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/stem_proceedings/vol1/iss1/3