Programs and Competitions

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Math Competition

For middle school students who are deaf or hard of hearing

Student teams compete in several rounds that test speed, accuracy, teamwork and other math skills.

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Virtual Science Fair™

For middle school students who are deaf or hard of hearing

The Virtual Science Fair is a series of competitions that will test your scientific knowledge, creativity, and hands-on skills in a variety of topics.

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The Next Big Idea: High School™

For 9-12th grade students

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students compete to create an awesome product, business, service or type of technology that solves a problem or eliminates an existing challenge for potential consumers and/or users everywhere.

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Virtual STEM Trivia Contest

For 9th – 12th grade students who are deaf or hard of hearing

The Virtual STEM Trivia Contest is a one-day event that will test your knowledge on a variety of STEM and pop culture topics. 

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Explore Your Future™

For high school sophomores and juniors

EYF is a six-day career awareness program where students experience college life, enjoy hands-on activities and get a taste of real-world careers in the fields of business, computing, engineering, health sciences, science and art.

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Health Care Careers Exploration Program™

For students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade who are interested in a career in the health care field

Learn about various careers in health care; enjoy field trips to area medical facilities; be a part of hands-on demonstrations in biology, exercise science, laboratory science, microbiology, nursing, nutrition; become CPR certified; and more.

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Pre-employment Transition services week

For deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students

Now offering a free one-week virtual program for qualified deaf and hard-of-hearing high school to gain experience and explore their career interests in STEM fields. Learn about different STEM fields, make new friends during social night, and receive free kits with cool tech and activities.

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TechGirlz™ & TechBoyz™

For girls and boys entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade who are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math

Campers will build a high-tech gadget, be a commander on a high-tech mission to Mars, conduct laboratory experiments and more.



Career Exploration Series™

For 9th – 12th grade students

In a series of webinars, each month will focus on a unique topic that relates to career options and a fun activity. Students also learn which college majors can lead to the career they are interested in.

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For students entering 9th – 12th grade who are deaf or hard of hearing

FutureQuest is a free virtual workshop offered by Rochester Institute of Technology to help high school students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their parents plan for the future—whether it be the transition from high school to college or from high school to work.

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Digital Arts, Film, and Animation Competition™

For 9th – 12th grade students with an interest in art

A competition where students in 9-12th grades can submit their original artwork to win a prize!

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SpiRIT Writing Competition™

For 10th – 11th grade writers

Write about any topic you want for a chance to win a prize!”

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If you would like information on additional programs currently under development, leave your name and address on our information page.