Stemiverse 0036 - Dr Jennifer Yu

April 2, 2018

Welcome to Stemiverse Podcast episode 36!

In this episode, Peter and Marcus talk with Dr Jennifer Yu!

Jennifer is a Principal Scientist and Director of the Disabilities Research Program at SRI International. She specializes in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services that improve learning and quality of life for people with autism, learning disabilities, and mental/behavioral health issues.

She has led experimental and quasi-experimental studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation to evaluate school-related interventions aimed at improving engagement, motivation, and academic performance among elementary to postsecondary students with disabilities.

Dr. Yu received her master's degree in education and a doctorate in public health from Harvard University.

In our discussion, Jennifer talks about her research and covers a multitude of topics. These include the importance of managing the transition of children with autism into adulthood, the predisposition of people with autism to engage with science and technology, relevant technologies and interventions, including SNUDLE, common misconceptions around educational outcomes in people with autism, and so much more.

This is Stemiverse Podcast episode 36.

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