[NFBOK-Talk] 2017 STEM program for blind students

Jeannie Massay jmassay1 at cox.net
Fri Dec 16 18:30:44 UTC 2016

We are pleased to announce the 2017 National Federation of the Blind Youth
Slam, a weeklong learning opportunity in a wide-variety of science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. 

Students will learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun while being
mentored by STEM professionals, many of whom are blind.


One hundred blind and low vision students from across the country will be
selected to attend this weeklong adventure at Towson University in Maryland
from July 23 to 29, 2017. The NFB Youth Slam will engage, inspire, and
encourage you-the next generation of blind scientists, engineers,
programmers, and mathematicians-to consider STEM careers. While some falsely
believe these careers are not for blind students, the NFB is here to help
you live the life you want. 

Your hopes and dreams define your future; blindness does not.


While staying on the campus at Towson University, you will be mentored by
positive blind role models. The range of fun and challenging activities will
raise your expectations, build confidence, and increase your science
literacy. Build your NFB Youth Slam schedule from a selection of twenty STEM
disciplines including fields such as: robotics, engineering, neuroscience,
and chemistry. 

The possibilities are endless. Come to the NFB Youth Slam and meet other
blind and low vision students, as well as successful blind adults, from all
over the United States!


Students who are US citizens and currently in grades 9-12 are invited to
apply. Interested students should apply online by May 7, 2017.


For more information about the NFB Youth Slam and to learn about volunteer
opportunities, please visit http://blindscience.org/nfb-youth-slam. If you
have additional questions, contact us at (410) 659-9314, extension 2418, or
email STEM at nfb.org <mailto:STEM at nfb.org%3cmailto:STEM at nfb.org>
<mailto:STEM at nfb.org>.


Join us as we continue to raise expectations and make history at what
promises to be the best NFB Youth Slam yet!



Thank you,


Mya Catherine Jones

Assistant to the Executive Director of the Jernigan Institute

200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

(410) 659-9314, extension 2373 | mjones at nfb.org
<mailto:mjones at nfb.org%3cmailto:mjones at nfb.org> <mailto:mjones at nfb.org>

mjones at nfb.org <mailto:mjones at nfb.org> 


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The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and 

friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation's blind. 

Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.



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