STEM Inclusion for the Neurodivergent, Different Brains, with Hackie Reitman, M.D.
Maria Chrysochoou, Ph.D. and Arash Zaghi, Ph.D. spoke with Hackie Reitman, M.D. at Different Brains, about the origins of the INCLUDE project and why neurodiversity is critical for the future of STEM fields. Learn more at differentbrains.org.
Radical Inclusion, ASEE Prism Magazine, by Mary Lord
"One of the nation’s most ambitious initiatives—dubbed INCLUDE—is unfolding at UConn. Fueled by a $2 million Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) award from the National Science Foundation, the five-year extreme makeover aims to transform the civil and environmental engineering undergraduate experience, from admission to advising to job search, and create a campus-wide ecosystem that “supports diverse learning styles and cultivates the potential of neurodivergent students to contribute to innovations in engineering.” Read the full article.
CEE Department Scores Two New Grants to Expand on Neurodiversity Programs
UConn Today, by Eli Freund
Two new grants from the National Science Foundation, totaling just shy of $1M, have been awarded to Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty Alexandra Hain and Arash Zaghi for work they will carry out in undergraduate research opportunities and new programs for graduate students, who both fall in the neurodiversity spectrum. The grants focus on the talents of students with ADHD and dyslexia in STEM fields. Read the full article.
Fredericton's Shawn Smith Joins $2-Million Project With U.S. University
Huddle.com, by Alexandre Silberman
Entrepreneur and neurodiversity consultant Shawn Smith will join UConn's INCLUDE program as a guest lecturer and advisory board member. Read the full article.
'Modern Day X-Men': Discussing the neurodiversity movement
The Daily Campus, by Meghan Shaw
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed Shawn Smith to the Neurodiversity Fall Discussion Series to kick off the four-part series aimed at bringing the conversation about neurodiversity to the UConn community. Read the full article.
Engineering A New Learning Environment for Neurodiversity
UConn Today, by Eli Freund
"When it comes to educating the most diverse student pool possible, University of Connecticut Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Head Maria Chrysochoou thinks the system might be broken." Read the full article at UConn Today.
CEE INCLUDE Team Kicks Off $2M NSF Grant
by Connie Syharat
Dr. Maria Chrysochoou delivered a lightning talk highlighting key features of the program, which is aimed at improving the educational experience and learning outcomes for neurodiverse students, changing the way courses are delivered, and building an ecosystem on campus that supports neurodiverse students throughout their college years. Read the full article.