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Local residents present at RIT/NTID Student Research Fair


ROCHESTER -- More than 30 students participated in the annual Student Research Fair at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, on April 28.
  • Andre Webster of Honeoye Falls (14472), who is studying electrical engineering - robotics, presented research on "Real-time Speech Recognition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Rowers in Competitive Rowing."
  • Angela Guerci of Rochester (14623), who is studying secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, presented research on "Creating Tools for Learning Statistics: An Exploratory Project to Benefit Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students."
The annual fair is the culmination of semester- or year-long research among teams and individuals in a variety of disciplines, and provides an opportunity for students at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels to develop experience in scientific research methods and presentation skills.

One of nine colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is the world's first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.