P643: Conducting scientific research with deaf and hard-of-hearing undergrads
A unique opportunity is available to accommodate and promote deaf and hard-of hearing students in undergraduate research as part of their educational experience at the Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID). The Laboratory Science Technology (LST) program provides students with opportunities to learn discipline-specific information while performing real-world research, contribute to the scholarship of their field, and work on projects utilizing the instrumentation they learn in the program’s coursework. The research program not only involves baccalaureate students, but associate degree level students are also involved in the initiative. Success stories, lessons learned, and advice for implementing research activities for students with disabilities and early undergraduate/associate degree level students will be shared. Through this program, a group of faculty at RIT/NTID are doing their part to provide diverse students with scientific research experiences.