by Kate Fraser
Reprinted with permission from The Science Teacher,
Vol. 75, No. 3, March 2008
Amy Bower Interviewed by Simon Pauley, broadcast producer at Insight Radio
Europe's first radio station dedicated to blind/partially sighted people, interviewed Amy on her life and recent work.
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AFB AccessWorld Interviews with Four Scientists Who Are Visually Impaired
AFB AccessWorld is a publication of the American Foundation for the Blind, a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. This article interviews four successful scientists with visual impairment, including:
Amy Bower - a senior scientist in the Physical Oceanography department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Peter Torpey - a research scientist at Xerox, in Rochester, New York.
Judy Summers-Gates - a chemist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Philadelphia.
David Mehringer - a research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois.
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WHOI Scientist Honored As Blind Employee of the Year in Massachusetts
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.
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Amy Bower in Oceanus magazine
Submerged Autonomous Launch Platforms
Detects when swirling ocean eddies pass by and then releases a float into them.
OceanInsights for the Blind
Oceanographer Amy Bower brought visually impaired students along on her research cruise to the Labrador Sea via the OceanInsight Web site.
A Warm Eddy Swirling in the Cold Labrador Sea
A scientist who hasn't let her visual impairment slow her down encourages others to reach their aspirations, too.