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January 16, 2006

New Science Contest for Students with Hearing Loss

From: NTID - Jan 16, 2006

Contact: Karen E.M. Black


ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 16—Students with hearing loss in grades six through 11 can compete in Rochester Institute of Technology’s new National Science Fair for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students and win cash awards of up to $500.

Students can compete individually or as a two- or three-person team and should submit their most interesting and challenging science project. To qualify, students must submit an entry form and a 250-word project summary.

From those summaries, judges will choose finalists in both middle school and high school divisions, who will be invited to attend the Science Fair April 28-29 at RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus to display their project and compete for first, second or third place in each division.

For an entry form, acceptance criteria, display regulations, and a schedule of activities at the fair, visit The deadline to submit project summaries is February 15. For more information, contact or call 585-475-6723 (v/TTY).

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and for providing unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. More than 1,100 students with hearing loss from around the world study, live and socialize with 14,400 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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