STEM Sign Language Summit

Gary Quinn from LINCS attended this event at Gallaudet University in Washington DC

I’m excited to share some news with you. Last week, I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote presentation alongside Dr. Audrey Cameron from the University of Edinburgh at the inaugural Global STEM Sign Language Summit held at Gallaudet University in Washington DC.

The event was a significant gathering, with nearly 300 attendees present in the room and an additional 400 participating online. The summit focused on developing STEM signs and showcased research in various STEM fields, including those pursued by PhD students.

I must say, it was a fantastic experience. Following the keynote, I had the pleasure of interesting with several attendees who expressed interest in the EUMASLI programme. It was heartening to see a keen interest from American people looking to apply to the programme. It seemed that many attendees recognised that I am from Heriot-Watt University.

Additionally, some people even sought advice on how to develop STEM signs or enhance science shows in their respective countries.