The National Federation of the Blind works to improve opportunities for blind students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In NFB STEM2U, we are bringing what we have learned directly to students and families in their homes. Students of varying ages in fifteen states across the country will receive instruction from NFB personnel and expert instructors via the Zoom platform.

Dates and Location

There are two opportunities to attend this program.

  • October 17, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m. ET - Registration for this session is now closed.
  • November 14, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m. ET - Registration for this session is now closed.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for blind and low-vision students in grades three to high school level who:

  • Are interested in STEM
  • Are unsure about STEM but interested in a fun program specific to blind students
  • Are in need of hands-on, nonvisual skills training opportunities from blind role models


There will be two tracks for the program based on grade and experience—basic and advanced. Each student registered for the 2020 NFB STEM2U program will be sent a box of materials containing everything they need to completely engage with the lesson. After the lesson, state coordinators will connect with the students for additional interaction, in-depth discussion, and an exploration of additional avenues for STEM enrichment and learning. 


Registration is now closed.


This program is designed to include Braille, accessible tools, and digital content. If additional accommodations are needed, please email [email protected].


Due to the generous donation from General Motors, blind students across the country will learn fundamental nonvisual tools and techniques they can use to pursue further education and careers in STEM. The members of the NFB are extremely grateful for this gift from GM, which will truly help blind students live the lives they want.   

General Motors logo.

More Information

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]