Identifying Factors Influencing Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Becoming Interested in Pursuing a STEM Career

Judy Vesel, Tara Robillard, Bill Nave
TERC, August 2019


With this project, TERC conducted a small preliminary study to examine influences that contribute to the interest of middle grade and high school students and STEM professionals who are deaf or hard of hearing in STEM and in a STEM career. Outcomes provide new knowledge that will be used to determine directions for a larger more robust study and to identify strategies to incorporate into educational materials and informal learning experiences for increasing the interest of deaf or hard of hearing students in pursuing STEM careers.