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 Funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

Another Busy Season of Travel

MSU-RRTC research and training staff have been on the road during September, October, and November!

11/08 - Angela Shelton, RRTC coordinator of instructional materials, attended "Technology for Today's Blind and Visually Impaired Student" at the Mississippi School for the Blind in Jackson, MS.

10/24 & 25 - Michele McDonnall, RRTC interim director, attended a DC-area peer review panel meeting for the Institute of Education Sciences 2012 grant competition. Dr. McDonnell is a member of the standing panel which reviews Special Education proposals.

10/17-20 - B. J. LeJeune, RRTC training coordinator, presented at the 2011 Envision conference in St. Louis.

9/27-29 - LeJeune provided in-service training for Kentucky state agency personnel in Frankfurt, KY.

9/21-23 - Brenda Cavenaugh, research professor, attended the annual National Association of Blind Merchants BLAST conference in Nashville. Dr. Cavenaugh is the P.I. on the RRTC's current NIDRR-funded project, Evaluation of Training and Recruitment Practices in the Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program.

9/15 - Adele Crudden, research professor, and Jamie O'Mally, assistant research professor, traveled to Alabama for activities related to a current research project: A Customized Transportation Intervention. This project is funded by NIDILRR under the 2010-2015 Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Blind or have Low Vision.

Various dates during September/October - Cavenaugh, LeJeune, and Orr traveled to several states for site visits and program evaluations, and to provide staff training.