The Project on Science, Technology and Disability was established in 1975 to improve the entry and advancement of individual with disabilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Since the establishment of the Project, AAAS has provided support and technical assistance to students and scientists with disabilities. The project maintains a Resource Directory of scientists and engineers with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities who are employed at large or small companies, federal agencies, and academic institutions, teaching or conducting research.
The Project’s signature program is Entry Point! which offers internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business. More than 500 students with disabilities have completed Entry Point! internships since 1996. Follow-up, every two years, indicates that approximately 90% of alums have secured graduate degrees and/or have found employment in a STEM field.
Whether you’re an employer looking for tomorrow’s innovators, an educator who works with people with disabilities, or a student living with a disability, The Project on Science, Technology and Disability has something for you.