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Yujia Ding, Ph.D.

Dr. Yujia Ding is a scientist by training and a passionate educator with the hope of making science accessible to all individuals, regardless of abilities. She hopes to use her combined personal and professional experiences to strive to break down barriers so all individuals have the opportunity to pursue what it is they have their heart set on. She was selected as one of the Los Angeles Unified School District Rookies of the Year in 2020 - 2021 and is a Distinguished Teacher in Dallas Independent School District.

Show Highlights

  • The unemployment rates of STEM individuals with disabilities
  • Transition services and IEPs
  • STEM education for students with disabilities
  • Able bodied idea

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My Journey Navigating STEM as a Person Who Identifies with a Disability

Making STEM Accessible: Breaking Down Barriers for Differently Abled Scientists: An Educational Workshop on Understanding Disability and Opening Doors for All Abilities in STEM

How I Encourage Inclusive Teaching in My STEM Classrooms Through Leading by Example

My Personal Recommendations for Ways to Create an Inclusive Environment for Students With Disabilities by Yujia Ding

New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists

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20 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Activities

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