RIT Announces Career Camp For Eighth Grade Girls With Hearing Loss
A Week of Science and Techno Activities
April 5, 2007
by Karen E. M. Black
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Girls with hearing loss who are entering 8th grade in September, and who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math can attend TechGirlz, a career exploration camp from July 29 – August 4 at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
TechGirlz is designed to help girls learn and think about jobs and careers in science and technology by building their own computer to take home, discovering the secrets of roller coaster design, investigating a crime scene, and becoming a commander on a simulated mission to Mars. They also will meet other girls with similar interests, make new friends, and get their own lab coats.
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 to register, visit www.rit.edu/NTID/TechGirlzNR, call 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY), or e-mail at TechGirlz@ntid.rit.edu. Registration deadline is May 31.
Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and for providing unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss.
RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and more than 1,100 students with hearing loss from around the world study, live, and socialize with 14,400 undergraduate hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.
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