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An Audio Exploration of the National Effort to Increase the Role of Women with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Entry Point!, a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, provides internships in science for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities. Each year, the program places students with disabilities in paid internships at IBM, NASA, Google, and other partner companies and agencies, where the students receive guidance from mentors as they prepare for the professional workforce. Nearly 90% of Entry Point! alumni successfully enter science careers or go on to more advanced academic programs in science. The Entry Point! internship gives students the opportunity to build confidence in a competitive employment environment, and to establish relationships with professionals who may open doors to careers in science.
To hear more about the program from an Entry Point! alumnus, listen to the Part 2 story, Christine Sangobowale.
For more information about the Entry Point! program, please visit http://ehrweb.aaas.org/entrypoint/.
Featured in this story: Susannah Calhoun, college student and Entry Point! intern at NASA Langley Research Center; Virginia Stern, Entry Point! Director; Katie Browne, college student and intern at NASA Ames Research Center; and Dr. Ashok Srivastava, Principal Scientist and Group Leader, Data Mining and Complex Adaptive Systems, NASA Ames Research Center.