NTID Regional STEM Center and DeafTEC Math and Science Conference


We are excited to host our first-ever Math and Science Conference this year. In the past, math-only conferences have been hosted by DeafTEC, but this year, we are incorporating science topics into this conference. The aim of the Math and Science Conference is to bring together teachers of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from middle school to community college to collaborate on a variety of math and science topics.

This conference, brought to you by Rochester Institute of Technology’s NTID Regional STEM Center and DeafTEC, will be held at NTID on October 28-30, 2024.

There is no cost to attend this conference, but registration is required.

As planning continues, more information will be provided.

Sign language interpreters and CART services will be provided for all workshop sessions. Please make note of any other accommodations needed when registering.

Visit the DeafTEC website to view presentations from previous Math Conferences.

Call for Presentations

Topics or themes should concern best practices in mathematics and science education for secondary and postsecondary deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We welcome and encourage presenters to include innovative and unique technology, techniques, strategies, and methodologies into their presentations. Presentations should be 60 minutes long.

The call for presentations for the 2024 Math and Science Conference is now open. You may submit your request for a presentation here:

Call for Presentations


Coming soon!

Event Schedule

Monday - October 28, 2024
** Shuttle
1:30 - 3:00 pm Campus Tour (sign up required)
3:00 - 4:00 pm Registration / Refreshment
4:00 - 5:00 pm Kick-off / Presenter Panel
5:00 - 5:45 pm Hot Topics Tables
** Shuttle
7:00 pm Dinner (on your own)

Tuesday - October 29, 2024
** Shuttle
 8:00 - 5:00 pm Registration / Continental Breakfast (8AM-9AM)
 9:00 - 9:20 am Welcome - NTID President Dr. Gerald Buckley
 9:20 - 10:30 am Opening Keynote
10:30 - 10:45 am BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 am
Breakout Session
Breakout Session
Breakout Session
11:45 - 1:15 pm LUNCH (provided) - Resources from NRSC and DeafTEC
 1:15 - 2:15 pm
Breakout Session
Breakout Session
Breakout Session
 2:15 - 2:30 pm BREAK
 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Breakout Session
Breakout Session
Breakout Session
 3:30 - 3:45 pm BREAK
 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Breakout Session
Breakout Session
Breakout Session
** Shuttle
 6:30pm Dinner (on your own)

Wednesday - October 30, 2024
** Shuttle
 8:00 - 12:00 pm Registration / Continental Breakfast (8AM-9AM)
 9:00 - 10:00 am Wrap-Up Keynote Presentation
10:00 - 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 - 11:45 am Student Panel
11:45 - 1:30 pm Lunch (provided) / Wrap Up (reflection tables) / Evaluations
 1:30 - 2:30 pm Campus Tour (sign up required)
(For those opting out, a bus to the hotel will leave at 1:30 PM, and another at 3:30 PM after the tour.)

**Shuttle pick-up and drop-off times will be posted at the hotels during the conference.

Hotels and Accommodations

The RIT/NTID Campus has a variety of accommodations located within 20 minutes. The Math and Science Conference team has secured hotel blocks with discount pricing at the following hotels:

Hilton Doubletree Hotel
1111 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY

Residence Inn
1300 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY

Conference Transportation

Free scheduled shuttle service will be provided to and from the Residence Inn and the Doubletree Hotel to the RIT/NTID campus. The pick-up and drop-off times will be posted at the hotels during the conference.

The recommended hotels offer free scheduled shuttle services, but airfare and other transportation are not covered by NRSC or DeafTEC. If you are flying to Rochester, it is recommended to fly into the Greater Rochester airport (ROC).


Attendance is free, but conference registration is required. Register for the 2024 Math and Science Conference below:

Register Now

Participants in the Math and Science Conference will have the opportunity to tour the campus.

The tours are free of charge, but tour registration is required (tba).

Conference Sponsors

NTID Regional STEM Center

The NTID Regional STEM Center (NRSC) promotes training and participation for deaf and hard of hearing middle and high school students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

NTID established its first NRSC in the southeast in November 2016 in partnership with the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB), to expand the geographic reach of activities and services supported by NTID, with the goal of improving access to postsecondary STEM education and employment for deaf and hard of hearing students. Partnerships are also established in Washington, Utah, and New York City. The center's activities focus on:

  • Preparing postsecondary students to be successful in STEM
  • Providing professional development for middle and high school teachers
  • Developing relationships with business and industry to promote employment opportunities

For more information about NRSC, visit our webpage.


The 2024 National Math and Science Conference is sponsored in part by DeafTEC.

DeafTEC is a Technological Education Center for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. It is a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Resource Center (award #1902474) which serves as a resource for high schools and community colleges that educate deaf and hard-of-hearing students in STEM-related programs and for employers hiring deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

DeafTEC’s goal is to increase the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in highly skilled technician jobs in which there continues to be underrepresentation and underutilization of such individuals in the workplace.

To learn more about DeafTEC, visit our webpage.


We anticipate offering CEUs, which is currently being investigated. Please check back closer to the date of the event for an update on CEUs.

Contact Us

Please contact Theresa Johnson, M.Ed. at tljoea@rit.edu if you have any questions or need more information.