RIT Announces Science Contest for Students with Hearing Loss

Entry deadline is January 15, 2008




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Students with hearing loss in grades six through 12 can compete in Rochester Institute of Technology’s third-annual National Science Fair for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students and win cash awards of up to $500.

Students can compete individually or as a two- or three-person team and should submit their most interesting and challenging science project.

To qualify, students must submit an entry form and a 250-word science project summary. From those summaries, judges will choose finalists in both middle school and high school divisions, who will be invited to attend the Science Fair March 14 – 15, 2008 at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y., to display their project and compete for first, second or third place in each division.

For an entry form, competition rules, acceptance criteria and a schedule of activities at the fair, visit http://www.rit.edu/NTID/ScienceFairNR. The deadline to submit project summaries is January 15, 2008.

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. More than 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world study, live and socialize with 14,700 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.

Web address: http://www.rit.edu/NTID.

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