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Bring Your Own Brain: April 28, 2021

Because great minds think alike in a million different ways.

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This event was recorded for those who were unable to attend live or who would like to view the panel discussion again. There are two options to view the video: 


Below are links to resources mentioned during the event, including the intermission slides.

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About the event

Bring Your Own Brain! is a live discussion exploring neurodiversity in the STEM workforce from the perspective of a panel of five neurodivergent individuals in various stages of their careers.

This event was held as a webinar via Zoom on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Among the topics our panel discussed include:

  • Why neurodiversity should be celebrated and encouraged in STEM fields
  • Barriers that highly-qualified neurodivergent individuals face during and after the hiring process
  • How workplaces have changed with respect to neurodiversity, and what still needs to be addressed
  • What steps educators and employers can take to create a more inclusive, accessible, supportive environment for all employees

Live captioning and sign language interpreters was provided.

Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to the following partners for making this event possible. 



This event will be live-captioned, and a recording will be made available following the event. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Angela Correa at at least 10 business days prior to the event.


For more information about the event, please contact Angela Correa at or 540-231-4202. For help with registration or joining the webinar, please call the Help Desk at 540-231-4357 or submit a ticket at