Release Date: November 5, 2014
Contact: Greg Livadas
585-475-6217 or [email protected]
Caption: Students from the Maryland School for the Deaf are all smiles after winning first place at last year’s national math competition. Credit: RIT/NTID
A national math competition for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
RIT has hosted a popular contest for middle school students for eight years
Middle school students can participate in Rochester Institute of Technology’s eighth annual Math Competition for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, April 10-12, 2015, at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y.
This competition is designed to promote math as fun and engaging and features three rounds that test speed and accuracy, teamwork and additional math skills.
Coaches and students can find the registration form and more information online at http://www.rit.edu/NTID/mathcompetition. There is a $90 registration fee for each team of four students, and a $25 registration fee for students who register individually.
The registration deadline is Dec. 15, 2014. Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend as well.
One of nine colleges of RIT, NTID was established by Congress in 1965 to provide college opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who were underemployed in technical fields. Today, 1,387 students attend NTID; more than 1,200 are deaf or hard of hearing. Others are hearing students enrolled in interpreting or deaf education programs. RIT is the most accessible campus for deaf students, providing unparalleled support services with more than 150 interpreters, tutors and notetakers who support students in and out of the classroom.