Designing Access to Science

Designing Access to Science


Front Row (left to right) UW-Stout Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, Spectrum Industries President Dave Hancock, UW-Madison NSF Midwest Alliance-Amy Fruchtman, WiSys Managing Director Maliyakl John. Back (left to right) Al Noll, Jeff Annis, Jim Hubbard-Stout Vocational Rehabiliation Institute.
 

A grant from the federal government may make it easier for students with disabilities to conduct scientific experiments in labs and classrooms. The Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute began developing a science lab station for persons with disabilities this fall, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project is a partnership among UW-Stout, the WiSys Technology Foundation of UW System, Spectrum Industries of Chippewa Falls and the NSF. The final result of the partnership will be a product ready for manufacture and installation in middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities. The science lab station also will have business and industry applications.

The project continues the work and concepts initiated by UW-Stout with the universally designed food preparation work stations and media center.

Summer Outlook 2012