News from Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

2023 IDS Celebration of Achievement

Fifteen University of Maine students were honored on April 25, 2023 during the 2023 Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Celebration of Achievement at Wells Conference Center. One student was recognized for completing the 9-credit Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies. Fourteen undergraduates were recognized for completing the 24-credit Minor in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies. Read the full article: CCIDS Celebrates the Achievements of 15 Interdisciplinary Disability Studies’ Honorees.

Two Students Present Peer-Reviewed Posters at 2023 University of Maine Student Symposium

On April 14, 2023, two undergraduates presented their peer-reviewed posters at the 2023 University of Maine Student Symposium at the Collins Center for the Arts. The annual symposium provides an opportunity for the public to interact one-on-one with UMaine and UMaine Machias students as they present their research and creative work.

Catherine Sabourin, a social work major and interdisciplinary disability studies minor, presented her poster, Artificial Intelligence in Social Work Practice. Faculty mentor: Elizabeth DePoy. Lily Watson, a psychology major and interdisciplinary disability studies minor presented per poster, Thinking and Designing Beyond the Jig – Seating Reimagined. Faculty mentor: Stephen Gilson. Read the full article with the poster abstracts here: Disability Studies’ Students Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations at the 2023 University of Maine Student Symposium

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