For Immediate Release
Contact: [email protected] (585) 475-6217
SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING BOYS
Rochester, N.Y. – A new camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing boys entering 7th,
8th or 9th grades in September is being offered this summer at Rochester
Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
TechBoyz is designed to help boys learn about and consider jobs and careers
in science and technology. Campers will learn through hands-on activities
such as building their own computer to take home, discovering the secrets of
roller coaster design and becoming a commander on a simulated mission to
Mars. They also will meet other boys with similar interests, enjoy
social activities and get their own lab coats.
TechBoyz is an expansion of TechGirlz, a popular summer program for deaf and
hard-of-hearing girls for many years at RIT/NTID.
Both TechBoyz and TechGirlz will be held July 30 through Aug. 5, 2011, on
the RIT campus. The boys and girls will have independent classes and share
supervised social activities in the evenings.
Camp classes are taught in English and in sign language, are certified by
the New York State Department of Health, and incorporate National Science
Education standards. The cost is $650 and includes tuition, housing in a
residence hall on campus, and meals and snacks for the week.
The deadline to apply is May 31, 2011.
RIT is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing,
engineering, imaging technology, sustainability, and fine and applied arts,
in addition to unparalleled support services for students who are deaf or
hard of hearing. RIT enrolls 17,000 full- and part-time students in more
than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative
education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.
NTID, one of nine colleges of RIT, was established by Congress in 1965 to
provide college opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students who were
underemployed in technical fields. Today, a record 1,521 students attend
NTID; more than 1,300 are deaf or hard of hearing. Others are hearing
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