Haydée García-Lázaro receives FoVea Award 2021 from Vision Sciences Society

The FoVea Travel and Networking Award has the mission to advance the visibility, impact, and success of women in vision science. It is open to female members of the Vision Science Society (VSS) in pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, pre-tenure faculty, or research scientist positions. Haydée García-Lázaro, a postdoctoral fellow at SKERI working with Dr Satani Teng, received the FoVea Travel and Networking Award 2021 from Females of Vision et al., & Vision Sciences Society.

Audiom allows for accessible, virtual visits to the Magical Bridge playground

The Magical Bridge Foundation mission is to bring inclusive, accessive playgrounds that can be enjoyed by all children. For the first time, it is now possible for blind and visually impaired visitors to view a nonvisual map of the Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, at home, directly from their web browser using Audiom. Audiom was developed by Smith-Kettlewell researcher, Brandon Biggs, is a map viewing tool for the visually impaired. It allows non-visual access to route, landmark, and survey knowledge -- critical information needed for navigation.

SKERI Welcomes Local Students for a Day of STEM Inspiration

Students from Everett Middle School joined us for a day of learning what it is like to be a scientist.  The Field Trip was organized by IGNITE Worldwide!, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring girls and non-binary students to consider careers in STEM.  The girls toured laboratories, met with scientists and worked on case studies.  The field trip was part of our ongoing activities to increase STEM participation.