BreakThru is an initiative sponsored by the Georgia STEM Accessibility Alliance (GSAA), a collaborative effort between the College of Education Learning and Performance Support Lab at the University of Georgia and the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at Georgia Institute of Technology. The GSAA is lead by Robert L. Todd of CATEA and Noel Gregg, Ph.D. of the College of Education Learning and Performance Support Lab and is funded by the National Science Foundation Research in Disabilities Education Program.
The goals of this initiative are to increase student confidence and participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) classes. BreakThru offers an environment in which students of all levels of ability can meet with mentors and receive the extra attention they need to excel in these courses.
BreakThru is a powerful learning community that connects students with disabilities and mentors in a unique way to promote universal learning and accessibility to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) based degrees. BreakThru empowers our students with the opportunity to escape from the limitations and boundaries of the traditional classroom. BreakThru is a blended learning community that bridges the gap between the classroom and the virtual world to engage students in STEM-based curriculums and resources.