Kevin Fjelsted and Ashley Neybert, ISLAND 2021: STEM-torship a new 501c3 for blind science mentorship
We believe Blind students raise their chances of success in STEM by working with successful blind mentors and teachers experienced with work with the blind. Unfortunately, there are not currently enough of either to go around so STEM-torship is here to fix that. STEM-torship’s goal is to pair a current blind STEM professional with a new teacher of a blind student, a blind individual with general blindness skills, and the blind student themselves. This talk will discuss the planned methods of the 501c3 and seek input for improvement from gathered professionals.