National Science Fair Competition for Students with Hearing Loss

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National Science Fair Competition for Students with Hearing Loss

Rochester, N.Y. (Dec. 4, 2009) – Rochester Institute of Technology is
sponsoring a national competition for students with hearing loss who are in
grades 6 through 12.

The RIT National Science Fair for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students allows
entrants to compete individually or as a two- or three-person team for cash
prizes of up to $500.

To qualify, students must submit an entry form and a 250-word science
project summary. Judges will choose finalists in both middle school and high
school divisions who will be invited to attend the Science Fair March 26-28,
2010 at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y.
to display their project and compete for first, second or third place in
each division.

In the 2009 competition, nearly 50 contestants from Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin brought their exhibits to NTID.
Winning topics included “Global Warming,” “Signing and Driving,” “Effect
from Car Exhaust” and “How the Brain Registers and Reacts with Age.” The
complete lists of winners and their projects can be found here:

For an entry form, competition rules, acceptance criteria and a schedule of
activities at the science fair, visit

The deadline to submit project summaries is January 15, 2010.

RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering,
imaging technology, and fine and applied arts programs, and for providing
unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. RIT is home to
the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where more than 1,300
students with hearing loss from around the world study, live, and socialize
with more than 15,000 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus.
U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked RIT among the nation’s
leading comprehensive universities.


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