TechTigers (formerly TechGirlz and TechBoyz) is a week-long summer program for deaf or hard-of-hearing students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
Get a head start thinking about your dream career!
At TechTigers Program, you will:
Find out about chemistry, computers, engineering, science and more.
Meet other students like you who are interested in science and technology.
Use high-tech lab equipment to solve problems.
Stay in RIT college residence halls.
The cost is $700, which includes housing in a residence hall and food for the week.
Limited financial assistance is available based on financial need.
Program classes are taught in English and in sign language.
Parents are invited to opening and closing activities.
Certified by the New York State Department of Health.
The program incorporates National Science Education Standards.
Funded in part by the Motorola Solutions Foundation.
The TechTigers daytime schedule for the week will take you to different locations and provide activities where you can:
Build a computer to take home
Have fun with chemistry in a state-of-the-art lab
Create a 3-D design and construct a product with computer assisted drafting
And in the evening, you can:
Enjoy recreational activities indoors and outdoors
Visit an amusement park
Socialize with other TechTigers campers
Learn what it’s like to be a student at RIT/NTID
*Activities are subject to change.
Check out photos from past programs. Click right side of the photo below to advance through slideshow. (Click group photos for high-resolution versions)
The program fee for TechTigers is $700, which covers room, board, and all activities—everything but spending money and transportation to and from our campus. Please mail a check or use the Online payment form.
Please send checks to: NTID TechTigers Program Rochester Institute of Technology 52 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, New York 14623
You and your family are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the program.
If you are flying, we recommend that you fly into the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC), not to the airport in Buffalo. Why? Even though the flight to Buffalo may cost less, Buffalo is at least an hour away, and the ground transportation from there to Rochester actually makes the trip more expensive.
From the Rochester airport, train or bus station, shuttle transportation is available directly to RIT for $10.00 each way. Let us know if you want shuttle transportation, and we will make reservations for you.
The program fee for TechTigers is $700. Online payment form. All required forms can be found below.
After filling out the online application, please download and complete the forms below. Return completed forms to the address below by May 15, 2023. You must make your payment online (link to the online form can be found in the section above) before that deadline, or you may send a check made payable to NTID along with the forms, if you prefer.
Please send completed forms to:
NTID TechTigers Program
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
If you are unable to download the forms or if you have questions, please fill out our contact form, or get in touch with us by e-mail, or by phone at 585-475-7695 (voice) or 585-286-4555 (VP).
Teachers, students and parents often ask for fundraising ideas to help defray the costs of travel to or registration for competitions or camps.
Here are a few ideas for individual fundraising:
Offer services in neighborhood such as:
or other labor intensive work
And if there are several students from your school coming to camp, here are some group fundraising ideas:
Check with a school counselor to inquire what other organizations at the school have done to fundraise.
Burger/Pizza Night Fundraising: ask a local franchise or restaurant to host a fundraising event on a particular date at a specific time. For example, if a parent of a student at the school owns a restaurant, they may allow you to hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser on a weekend morning.
Greeting card or calendar sale: students make and sell cards/calendars for special events.
Sell sweatshirts, t-shirts, jewelry, wristbands, or an assortment of those things with school mascot logo.