STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities
Amy spoke at the 5th Annual STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in November 2016. Read an op-ed piece about the event.
She Goes to Sea, Even Though She Can’t See
Listen as Amy describes her career as a visually impaired oceanographer
On NPR’s Living Lab
A Blind Scientist’s Vision
An article by Sean Corcoran in TuftsNow. April 22, 2016.
Speaking Out for the Blind
Listen to a September 2014 interview with Amy on ACB Radio’s “Speaking Out for the Blind.” She describes her journey and challenges as a physical oceanographer.
WHOI Scientists Receive $11.6 Million to Measure Changes in Ocean Circulation
WHOI press release: A new five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation will, for the first time, allow scientists to directly measure these ocean pathways over the entire subpolar region of the North Atlantic. Oceanographers from WHOI and their colleagues from Duke University and the University of Miami will deploy a new observing system to measure the ocean’s overturning circulation in the northern North Atlantic Ocean. October 18, 2013.
Listen to a November 2012 interview with Amy by Freedom Scientific, the company that makes the Jaws screen reader. She describes how she became interested in oceanography, and how she uses adaptive technology in her scientific career.
Amy Bower Receives the Chrysalis Award
In October 2011, the Center for Vision Loss, an agency serving visually impaired people of eastern Pennsylvania, awarded their first-ever “Chrysalis Award” to WHOI scientist Amy Bower. The award, which honors “a blind or visually impaired person who has transformed the world around them,” and was given to Amy to recognize her achievements in oceanography and outreach. Though a rare October snowstorm forced cancellation of last fall’s award ceremony, Center for Vision Loss, Executive Director, Doug Yingling came to WHOI, and presented Amy with the award on September 17, 2012.
Popular Science: Fieldwork The Unseen Currents
Article in Popular Science: On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring—and gathers clues to the planet’s fate. March 2011.
Amy Bower Receives the Unsung Heroine Award
WHOI press release: Bower is among those chosen as a 2010 “Unsung Heroine of Massachusetts” by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW). May 18, 2010.
Article in SouthCoastToday: Oceanographer tells of lifelong learning. September 16, 2008.
Accessible Science: Perkins Teacher Speaks at National Conference
Article about Perkins / WHOI collaboration. June 2008.
WGBH Podcast: Commotion in the Ocean
WGBH Podcast on boston.com: Commotion in the Ocean. May 8, 2008.
Oceanography for the Visually Impaired
Article by Kate Fraser reprinted with permission from The Science Teacher, Vol. 75, No. 3, March 2008
WBZ’s 60 Minutes podcast: Oceanographer Amy Bower. November 16, 2007.
Access World, Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Article about Science is Golden: Interviews with Four Scientists Who Are Visually Impaired (including Amy Bower). January 2005.
The Latin School of Chicago
Amy Bower visits The Latin School of Chicago. March 4, 2004.
WHOI Scientist Honored As Blind Employee of the Year in Massachusetts
WHOI press release: On May 15, 2003 Dr. Amy Bower of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) was honored with the Thomas J. Carroll Award for Employment as Blind Employee of the Year in Massachusetts by The Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, MA.