This is the web page for the Empowering Blind Students in Science and Engineering workshop. This one-of-a-kind 2-day workshop will bring together three groups:

  • Blind Students interested in or beginning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields,
  • Mentors: blind graduate students or professionals pursuing STEM careers,
  • and industry, government, and education leaders in science and engineering.

Attendees will hear talks, participate in breakout sessions, and have professional development networking opportunities including skill development and contemplative activities. The program will focus on learning from each other to maximize chances for a successful career in a STEM field and on raising awareness of the potential of blind professionals in the workplace.


Workshop Sponsors


Please send all questions to the workshop organizer, Cynthia Bennett, at bennec3@cs.washington.edu