NSF Enrichment Grant

The National Science Foundation awarded the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) a $199,585 eighteen-month Enrichment grant to investigate the creation of a virtual support network for deaf/hard-of-hearing college students around the country enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. The project, Testing the Concept of a Virtual Alliance for Deaf and Hard of Hearing STEM Students at the Postsecondary Level, began on September 1, 2009 and concluded on February 28, 2011. The grant was used to plan for a "virtual alliance" to support and connect STEM students through a cyberinfrastructure never before available.