Monday, June 20, 2011
NTID Gets $1.75 Million Dollar Grant
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York is getting $1.75 million in grant money to build facilities dedicated to innovation and research. The funds include $250,000 from Chicago's William G. McGowan Charitable Fund. The building will be called Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall. Construction begins next year and is expected to be completed in 2013. The Roscia's lived in Buffalo where Sebastian worked as an audiologist for 40 years at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf and Lenore worked as a speech pathologist. The building will, according to NTID, "include a large lab where students and faculty will come together to brainstorm new product and business ideas and to do initial project development work. Next to the lab will be a series of research spaces and research centers designed to house projects and programs of research relating to disciplines taught at NTID."