Attention blind and low vision high school students!
Are you interested in pursuing work in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) after high school? Do you enjoy investing your talent and energy in solving real world problems? Join the National Federation of the Blind for NFB EQ, a week long engineering program for blind and low vision high school students.
At this program, you will collaborate with other students to solve authentic problems that exist in developing countries. You will spend the week working on a team to engineer solutions to a given problem. Your team will create proposals with accompanying models, which you will pitch to various stakeholders. After constructing life size prototypes of your designs, you will test them in authentic settings. You will also have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with a number of engineers from across the country, some of whom happen to be blind.
Dates: August 2-8, 2015
Location: National Federation of the Blind
Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, MarylandCost: FREE!
Participants: 20 blind and low vision high school students (currently in grades 9-12)
- To be eligible to apply students must be in grades 9-12 during the 2014-2015 school year, be blind or have low vision, be a United States resident, and be available to attend the entire program.
- Participant’s transportation to and from the programs will be arranged by the National Federation of the Blind. Students will travel to Baltimore on Sunday, August 2nd, and will travel home on Saturday, August 8th.
- This is a residential program, students will stay in sleeping rooms at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute and all meals will be provided.
- In the evenings, after the conclusion of the instructional day, students will be engaged in various social and recreational activities.
If you have questions or require additional information please contact:
Director of Education, Jernigan Institute
National Federation of the Blind