RIT/NTID partners with Rochester Museum & Science Center for Deaf Night, April 12
Evening features science and tech exploration for deaf, hard-of-hearing community
Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is partnering with Rochester Museum & Science Center for Deaf Night, 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, at RMSC, 657 East Ave., Rochester. The event will provide an accessible and friendly experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the community.
Deaf Night is an exclusive evening exploring RMSC’s offerings of science, technology, and hands-on programming. Interpreting services will be provided pro bono by students in RIT’s Bachelor of Science in interpreting.
“Our Rochester Deaf community has benefitted from the wonderful programming at the RMSC,” said Gerry Buckley, NTID president and RIT vice president and dean. “Celebrating Deaf Night at the RMSC allows us to celebrate this partnership with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends. We very much look forward to exploring all that the RMSC has to offer.”
Programs and activities include Buzz-worthy Electricity Theater shows; live 3D-printing demonstrations; a special guest lecturer; Science on a Sphere presentations; and baked goods for purchase from Golden Harvest Bakery & Café.
Admission is free for RMSC members, and $15 for non-members. Deaf Night is sponsored by Interpretek.