Internship Evaluations— Josh Shapiro, Georgia Kovacs, & Monica Guo, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the PoNG Summer Internship by examining feedback, assessments, and longitudinal impacts, such as work attainment and retention.
Augmented Reality (AR) Coaching System— Pamela Cosman & Saygin Artiran, Electrical, and Computer Engineering
AR coaching system in which a virtual coach assesses a set of social interaction behaviors such as head nodding, backchannels (e.g. mhm or yeah), and other conversational engagement cues to provide feedback to the users about how their level of conversational engagement might be perceived by others.
Smart Virtual Coaching and Guidance— Sujit Dey & Onur Tepencelik, MSDLab
LiDAR sensor and machine learning-based smart system that monitors a workspace environment and provides virtual guidance for maintaining appropriate head & body orientation and interpersonal distance.
Lunch & Learn Social Skills Workshop— Shana Cohen & Jessica Miguel, F.A.S.E. Research Lab
Professional and social skills workshops on topics related to employment and challenging social situations in the workplace for neurodiverse adult participants looking to be employed in the tech field.
Ethics and Social Impact— Craig Callender & Jada Wiggleton-Little, Dept of Philosophy and Institute for Practical Ethics
Observation and study of ethical issues surrounding methods of providing employment opportunities for the neurodiverse community.