ISLAND 2019 will be held in Huntsville, Alabama October 3rd-5th 2019
ISLAND 2019 has a new surprise in store! This year you will have the opportunity to participate in an accessible space camp experience! Housing is available at the Huntsville Marriott at the Space and Rocket Center for $114 per night if you register for our room block before Thursday September 12, 2019 at the following link:
Click here for the IsLAND 2019 Registration
This will be a very special year and we can’t wait to see you there!
Schedule of Presentations for IsLAND CONFERENCE
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Suggested arrival date
Friday, October 4th, 2019
8:15 AM: Pick up outside lobby doors Huntsville Marriot to go to Space and Rocket Center
8:30 AM: light breakfast at Space and Rocket Center
9:00 AM to noon: Morning Space Camp activities.
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM: Lunch.
12:45 PM to 3:00 PM: Afternoon Space Camp Activities
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Visit Space and Rocket Center Museum
5:00 PM: Return to Huntsville Marriot via bus
6:30 PM: Dinner.
8:00 PM: Keynote Address, Dave Schleppenbach, Tactile Solutions Inc.- A Braille and Graphical Tactile Display for Teaching STEM to Visually Impaired Students
9:30 PM: Conclude.
Saturday, OCTOBER 5th, 2019
Huntsville, Alabama at the University of Alabama, Huntsville (UAH) Student Services Building, Room 112
9:00 A.M. – Welcome and Introductions
9:05 a.m. – Internship Opportunities at the Bureau of Reclamation – Kevin L. Kelly PhD – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technical Service Center
9:30 a.m. – The Accessibility of Mathematical Notation on the Web and Beyond – Jason White – Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey
9:55 a.m. – In Search of a Molecular Vision – Dan Barrett – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Evanston, Illinois
10:20 A.M. – Tea and Coffee Break
10:35 a.m. – Accessible Accommodations for Learning Cybersecurity – Dr. Derrick W. Smith, Jesse R. Hairston, Tania Williams – University of Alabama, Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
11:00 a.m. – Accessible STEM Products and Beyond – Rosanne Hoffmann, Ken Perry – American Printing House for the Blind – Louisville, Kentucky
11:25 a.m. – Use of Argumentation by Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students – Todd Pagano – Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
11:50 a.m. – Explore STEM Kit Diagrams for braille readers in inclusive classrooms – Dr. Sariat Adelakun – Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo, Nigeria
12:15 P.M. – Lunch Break
1:10 p.m. – Promoting Diversity and Accessibility at University Research Centers – Daniel Steinberg – Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
1:30 p.m. – Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Science Education with Students who are Blind/Vision Impaired – Monique Coleman, PhD Candidate – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1:55 p.m. – Making the computational microscope accessible to the sight-impaired – Jodi A. Hadden, Olivia R Shaw, Sharon Rozovsky – University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
2:20 p.m. – Analyzing Misconceptions of the Students with Visual Impairments – Tiffany Wild Ph.D. – The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
2:45 P.M. – Tea and Coffee Break
3:00 p.m. – Visual impairments in the modern research environment – Stefan M. Kilyanek – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
3:25 p.m. – STEM and coding Activities with the TI-84 Plus – Steve DeBauge – Texas Instruments , Dallas, Texas
3:50 p.m. – 3D Printing for People who are Blind – Caroline Karbowski – The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
4:15 p.m. – Democratizing Inclusion Videos and Accessible Lab Experiments – Tom Grushka & April Hill – Metro State University, Denver, Colorado
4:40 p.m. – Deaf Scientist- Very Unique Abilities to Succeed– Rafael I San Miguel – YOLO Flavors, retired from The Coca-Cola Company
5:05 p.m. – Concluding Remarks
This couldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors! Thank you to them all for their amazing support of accessibility in STEM!
University of Alabama Huntsville – College of Education: special thanks for sponsoring our Saturday lunch!
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB): special thanks for sponsoring our Friday night dinner and keynote address!
University of Alabama Huntsville – Office of Academics Affairs
Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM)
University of Alabama Huntsville – Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE)