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Archive of posts from February, 2012

Breaking new ground

26 Feb

Rochester Institute of Technology is keeping up with its reputation as a leader in sustainability by building one of the world’s only facility that doubles as a living laboratory and research center for alternative energy. RIT University News goes inside the workings of the new facility of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.


Leadership in STEM education celebrated

17 Feb

Three awards totaling more than $7 million that will help educate and employ deaf and hard-of-hearing students and their teachers were acknowledged in a recent ceremony at RIT/NTID.

DeafTEC: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students: Funded through the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program, the center will provide STEM-related resources for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and their teachers and counselors in high schools and community colleges, and for employers hiring deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to successfully integrate them into the workplace in highly skilled technician jobs in which these individuals are currently underrepresented and underutilized.

Deaf STEM Community Alliance: Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Research in Disability Education program, this alliance of NTID’s Center on Access Technology with Cornell University and Camden County College in New Jersey, will improve the retention and graduation rates of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in STEM majors and facilitate the transition of deaf and hard-of-hearing students to STEM bachelor’s and graduate programs as well as to employment.

Preparing STEM and Minority Teachers of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students: Funded by the Department of Education, this project will address the critical shortage of teachers who are qualified both to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students and to teach them a specific content area, especially mathematics and science.




RIT Freeze Fest celebrates winter

11 Feb

RIT students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated Rochester’s winter by participating in RIT’s third-annual Freeze Fest extravaganza Feb. 3-5, 2012.

The fun-filled weekend featured Snowzilla (an 80-foot inflatable snow tubing slide), a Gospel ensemble performance, chili cook-off and dessert bake-off, ice disco and aHuman versus Zombies tournament. The weekend rounded off with a performance by comedian Donald Glover, and a 5K race and Student Government Super Bowl extravaganza.



Financing your education

5 Feb

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students have many options for securing financial assistance for college: Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation, federal and state grants, tax credits, student and parent loans and scholarships. Learn more about these options.