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Becoming a Blind Chemist: An Autoethnographic Perspective

Location: Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, Lewis Academic Building

This presentation will discuss the sociological and technological barriers that Dr. Cary Supalo encountered on his journey to receiving a doctorate in Chemistry. His ability to leverage both resources and networks to assist him in making technologies work more synergistically has resulted in more access for researchers who are blind. Supalo will share his multi-faceted approach to learning how to perform fundamental problem-solving in a scientific context which opened the door of opportunity to becoming a contributor to the field of chemistry.

This talk is cosponsored through a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program.

For more information, visit the Academic Speaker Series web page

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