Deaf and hard-of-hearing girls who are entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in September and who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math can attend TechGirlz, a summer camp from August 1 to 7 at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.


TechGirlz is designed to help girls 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.


Dozens of girls from across the country typically attend TechGirlz, now in its fifth year. Camp learning activities are presented in English and in sign language, are certified by the New York State Department of Health and incorporate National Science Education standards. The cost includes tuition, housing in a residence hall on campus, meals, and snacks for the week. Parents are invited to opening and closing activities.


For more information or an application, visit, call (585) 475-7695 (voice/TTY), or e-mail [email protected].

Registration deadline is May 31.


RIT offers computing, engineering, imaging technology, and fine and applied arts programs. It provides support services for students with hearing loss and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

[Source: RIT]