Summer Camp For Eighth Grade Girls With Hearing Loss At RIT
March 14, 2006
by Karen E. M. Black
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Deaf and hard-of-hearing girls who are entering 8th grade in September, and who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math can attend Tech Girlz, a new summer camp from July 30—August 5 at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Tech Girlz is designed to help girls learn and think about jobs and careers in science and technology. Campers will learn through hands-on activities such as building their own computer to take home, discovering the secrets of roller coaster design, and becoming a commander on a simulated mission to Mars. They also will meet other girls with similar interests, get their own lab coat, and engage in social activities.
Camp classes are taught in English and in sign language, are certified by the New York State Department of Health, and incorporate National Science Education standards. The cost is $650 and includes tuition, housing in a residence hall on campus, and meals and snacks for the week. Parents are invited to opening and closing activities. For more information or an application, visit www.rit.edu/NTID/TechGirlz6, call 585-475-6723 (voice/TTY), or e-mail at TechGirlz@ntid.rit.edu.
NTID, one of eight colleges of RIT, offers educational programs and access and support services to 1,100 hard-of-hearing and deaf students who study, live and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus.
Web address: www.rit.edu/NTID.
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