Student team competing in 2012 IGERT.org Video and Poster Competition

An interdisciplinary team of students from the Alliance for Person-centered Accessible Technologies (APAcT) IGERT at ASU have entered the 2012 IGERT.org Video and Poster Competition taking place this week, May 22-25.

The video by doctoral students Arash Tadayon and Eric Luster, computer science, Michael Burnam-Fink, human and social dimensions of science and technology, and Heather Pacheco, science education, highlights current research projects of the first APAcT IGERT Fellow cohort and its unique combination of the disciplines of computer science, engineering, entrepreneurship, education and public policy. View the video: http://posterhall.org/igert2012/posters/256.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the goal of the online competition is to use media to promote an understanding and dissemination of scientific ideas.

Judges will choose 20 awards. The IGERT community will select four presentations as part of the community choice awards. One additional award will be chosen by the public, given to the presentation with the most “likes” on Facebook. Community and public choice voting closes at noon EDT on Friday, May 25.

Awards will be announced at the NSF 2012 IGERT PI meeting on June 1, 2012.

The APAcT IGERT was recently awarded to ASU and California State University Long Beach. The goal is to design, develop and implement person-centered technologies and practices in order to ensure that each person with a disability is included as a fully participating member of society.

IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) is the National Science Foundation’s flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers by building on the foundations of their disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary training.

More about the IGERT Video & Poster Competition: http://posterhall.org/igert2012.