RIT Announces Camp For Girls With Hearing Loss

TechGirlz Lets Campers Pursue Their Interest in Science and Technology

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Girls with hearing loss who are entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in September 2008 and who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math can attend TechGirlz, a career exploration camp from Aug. 3 to Aug. 9 at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Girls will 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 meet other girls with similar interests.

Camp activities are presented 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: 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, where more than 1,100 students with hearing loss from around the world study, live and socialize with 14,700 hearing undergraduate 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. Visit: www.rit.edu/NTID.