BANG Seminar for 2021-10-14

Series: BANG Seminar
Date: Thu 14-Oct-2021
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: PSC 1136
Speaker: Dr. Mia Bovill
Title: "Universal Design for Neurodiversity"

Studies suggest that at least a half of scientists are neurodiverse. In addition, the COVID 19 pandemic has illuminated ongoing issues with mental health and accessibility in astronomy, and all of academia. However, biased diagnostic criteria, cost and access to resources and societal stigma continue to form often insurmountable barriers for our neurodiverse colleagues to receive the support they need. In this talk, I will apply the concepts of universal design to create an astronomy community which is not only easier to navigate for those who are neurodiverse, but for us all.

About the BANG Seminar Series

The Astronomy Department's BANG! Seminar (Better Astronomy for the New Generation!) features speakers and discussions on issues of equity and inclusion, career paths, and soft skills for astronomers. Please contact Katya Leidig or Jordan Ealy or Tad Komacek or Calvin Osinga or Arjun Savel or Jonathan Williams or Ell Bogat or Stuart Vogel with any questions or suggestions for speakers.


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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