Wednesday, August 28, 2013

$2.1M for training deaf scientists

If you are looking for a graduate degree, but need some financial help, you might be able to get a boost from a joint effort by the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Their new program, fueled by a five-year federal grand of more than $2 million, is designed to assist students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. Rochester Bridges is particularly meant for those wanting to get into fields like biomedical and behavioral science. The program will be overseen by the University of Rochester Clinical Translation Sciences Institute and RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s Center on Access Technology which will involve mentors, workshops, skill-building workshops, and time in labs with hearing research faculty. Two students will take part in the program starting next month and more will be added each year. Read more from the University of Rochester here.