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Rochester Institute of Tech To Host STEM Camps for Students with Hearing Disabilities

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will host week-long summer camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for deaf and hard of hearing students entering grades 7-9.

"TechBoyz and TechGirlz camps are designed to help students learn about and consider jobs and careers in the STEM fields," according to a news release. "Through hands-on activities, campers will explore chemistry, computers, engineering and science — even building their own computers to take home and commanding simulated missions to Mars. They also will meet other students with similar interests and enjoy social activities."

Classes are held in both English and sign language and follow National Science Education Standards. The camp costs $700 and includes food for the week, lodging in RIT residence halls and tuition. Limited financial assistance is also available. Camp will be held July 23-28. More information is available at rit.edu/ntid/techgirlz and rit.edu/ntid/techboyz.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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