Projects: Development

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.

P-CEN Pre-College Education Network Image

Pre-College Education Network (P-CEN) - is the evolution of the PEN-International approach to enhancing deaf education in developing countries through the use of wide networks of motivated and dedicated faculty and administrators of local and regional programs supporting deaf students. The target area for this focus will be pre-college programs, initially in the Philippines and Viet Nam. The College of St. Benilde in the Philippines will become the ASEAN hub of regional cooperation in terms of pre-college education for Deaf and hard of hearing students. Through CSB, P-CEN will support the establishment of programs for pre-college deaf students in affiliated countries between years one and five of the project.