Providing support across science, technology, engineering and maths for disabled workers, current and aspiring disabled students and their teachers

STEMM-DAC seeks new Independent Chair

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine Disability Advisory Committee (STEMM-DAC) is looking for an experienced, independent Chair to lead us into a new phase of our work, with a new focus on influencing policy development on STEMM disability issues.

STEMM-DAC (formerly STEM Disability Committee) brings together the main academies, learned societies and professional bodies in science, engineering and medicine to speak with a clear authoritative voice on the inclusion of disabled people in STEMM education and employment. Our partnership aims to bring collective action and a strategic approach to strengthening the inclusion of disabled people in STEMM and believes that by working collaboratively and having a common purpose, we can maximise impact.

The Chair of the STEMM Disability Advisory Committee will play a vital role in the leadership and stewardship of our work to influence policy and provision for disabled people studying and working in STEMM. They will help shape the future direction of the work that the Committee undertakes and be an ambassador for disabled people studying and working in STEMM careers.

E equals mc squaredThe STEM Disability Committee is a cross-STEM collaborative group concerned with improving access to science, technology, engineering and maths subjects in education and careers.

Collecting stories for our website

We are keen to highlight and share the stories of those who love studying or working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and also have a disability. If that is you, we would be delighted if you would consider writing a short piece (around 400 words) for our website to share your STEM story.

In particular, in your piece it would be interesting to hear:

  • What you enjoy about studying or working in STEM?
  • What you do day-to-day in your work or study?
  • What has been your biggest challenge and how have you overcome it?
  • What has been the highlight of your career so far and/or what are you hoping to go on to do in the future?

If you are happy to do so, please send your name and a photograph along with your written piece to