NNL Featured in Engage and Enable Blog

Ben Raker and Scott Bellman, DO-IT Staff
A screenshot of Neurotechnology for Neurodiverse Learners on Zoom

Recently, DO-IT’s Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners (NNL) hosted an event and was featured in an article at the UW Center for Neurotechnology’s Engage and Enable blog.

The article, titled "Increasing Diversity in STEM: CNT Students Encourage Neurodivergent High Schoolers to Explore Neuroscience," shared information about NNL’s event, which featured short talks by five student researchers. The high school students in attendance, DO-IT students who identify as neurodivergent learners, displayed their interest and curiosity with insightful questions. Here is a brief excerpt from the article:

The event began with brief introductions by DO-IT’s Tami Tidwell, an NNL leader who helps students navigate project opportunities and summer camp experiences. “When I think about neurodivergent learners in STEM, I think of a wide variety of strengths that differ from person to person, such as creativity, focus, and direct communication,” shares Tidwell. “Too often, people make assumptions about what these students can and can’t do well. One of our goals is to help students and educators understand the value that neurodivergent individuals bring to the classroom, the workplace, and the world.