American Chemical Society Lauds Three NTID Students

Follow RITNEWS on Twitter Three students from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, have received Student Recognition Awards from the American Chemical Society for their performance in the field of chemical technology.

Abiodun Odunlami of Philadelphia, Shabnam Razmpour of Rochester, and Julia Renda of Dallas, all students in NTID’s Laboratory Science Technology program, were selected for their outstanding lab and classroom performance, communication skills, and integrity and reliability.

“These students exemplify everything that an instructor likes to see in the classroom and represent a promising future in the field,” said Todd Pagano, director of the LST program.

NTID’s LST program prepares deaf and hard-of-hearing students for employment as laboratory technicians. Graduates work in a range of fields, including chemical, biological, biotechnical, pharmaceutical, environmental, forensic, industrial, and food analysis.

ACS, the world’s largest nonprofit scientific society, has more than 150,000 members who are chemists and chemical engineers.

NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. One of eight colleges of RIT, NTID offers educational programs and access and support services to the 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world who study, live, and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus. Web address:

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