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Interpreter Competencies In Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics As Identified By Deaf Professionals, Christopher Grooms Mar 2015

Interpreter Competencies In Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics As Identified By Deaf Professionals, Christopher Grooms

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Theses

Since the 1990’s there has been an ever increasing number of Deaf people seeking higher education and pursuing a wide variety of professions and careers that enhance their life experiences. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields have seen an influx of Deaf people interested in engaging in education and life-long careers in these fields and their respective disciplines. One of the reasons behind this growing interest by Deaf people is the National Science Foundation’s commitment to expanding the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM (NSF, 2012). Many Deaf students in higher education and Deaf professionals engaging ...