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M218B·Monday General Session
Plenary · CoNECD HQ
Mon. April 15, 2019 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Grand Ballroom , Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description


Welcome Remarks from Committee Chair
Bevlee Watford, ASEE Past President

Darryl Dickerson, President, NAMEPA
Kitty Didion, Executive Director, WEPAN
Beena Sukumaran, Women in Engineering Division, ASEE
Rochelle Williams, Minorities in Engineering Division, ASEE

Keynote Speakers:
Ann Gulley, cofounder of the Logan Project at Auburn University at Montgomery. An education researcher whose primary focus is the development of tools to promote inclusive learning environments, Ann places a high value on the experiences that students across the spectrum of ability bring to the table. She is committed to both a User-Centered Design and Universal Design for Learning approach to the development of new educational methods and technologies. Ann is a doctoral student in educational psychology at Auburn University. She has been an invited speaker at the National Science Foundation and is the recipient of Auburn University at Montgomery’s 2016 Diversity and Inclusiveness award. In her free time, Ann enjoys hiking, playing the piano, and spending time with family.

Logan Prickett, cofounder of the Logan Project, graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery in May 2018 with a degree in psychology. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at AUM. Logan’s experiences as a student who is blind, unable to use braille or to speak above a whisper, were essential in the development of Process-Driven Math. This method of math instruction and assessment gave Logan the tools he needed to succeed in college-level math and has provided support for other unique learners across the spectrum of ability. Logan has been an invited speaker at the National Science Foundation. His research focus is the development of technologies from a User-Centered Design perspective that will increase educational opportunities for students with disabilities. In his spare time, Logan loves to hunt, fish, ride horses, and skydive.

Opening Doors for the Next Generation of Engineers

Logan Prickett’s lived experiences include an anoxic brain injury so catastrophic that he spent 45 minutes in cardiac and respiratory arrest, 12 days in a coma, and months recovering in hospitals. Then he went home. Ten years later, Logan is now a graduate student who is blind, a wheelchair user, and unable to speak above a whisper. Logan has limited ability to write or type and is unable to use braille. However, by focusing on the abilities he has, rather than those he lost, Logan co-created Process-Driven Math, his own solution to mathematics accessibility. The method was later adapted for a sighted student with dyslexia and dyscalculia who also needed additional tools to succeed in math. Our next step is to work with engineers to create an inclusive Process-Driven Math learning tool with a User-Centered Design approach to provide support for many diverse learners. Ultimately, we hope the tool we create will help open the doors to engineering careers for more people with disabilities. At the Logan Project, we are convinced that the world needs its most unique people on the teams that will be solving our world’s greatest problems in the future.

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