Kenan Fellow Joann Blumenfeld’s Catalyst program at NC State connects students with disabilities to STEM careers

The Catalyst program, hosted by NC State’s Science House and led by Kenan Fellow Joann Blumenfeld, gives high school students with disabilities the hands-on learning and experiences they need to thrive in STEM fields, according to a story by NC State News.

“A lot of these kids do not end up in college,” Blumenfeld told NC State News,“and the ones that do, only about 7 percent study STEM careers. Yet many of our most famous scientists, from Edison to Einstein to Temple Grandin, had and have disabilities. The truth is that these students have great abilities and the key is using their strengths to help them meet their goals.”

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