[NFBOK-Talk] NFB Youth Slam! STEM camp for Blind and legally blind high school students

Jeanie Massay jeannie.massay at nfbok.org
Sat May 13 00:04:00 UTC 2017

All, please see the below announcement regarding NFB Youth Slam. 


Apply right now <https://nfb.org/youth-slam-student-application> ! NFB Youth
Slam is 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, from all over the United States.


One hundred blind and low-vision high school 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 campus at Towson University, students 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, biology, engineering,
neuroscience, chemistry, and even video game design! The possibilities are


Students who are currently in grades 9-12 in the United States are invited
to apply online via https://nfb.org/youth-slam-student-application.   

For more information about the NFB Youth Slam program 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> . 


Jeannie M. Massay, President

National Federation of theBlind 

Of Oklahoma

505 Baker Street

Norman, OK 73072

Phone: 405-600-0695

Jeannie.massay at nfbok.org <mailto:Jeannie.massay at nfbok.org>  


Live the life you want!


The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day, we raise
expectations of the blind because low expectations create obstacles between
blind people and our dreams. Blindness is not what holds you back. You can
live the life you want.!. 



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