Casual Conversations with Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in STEM

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Casual Conversations is the result of a collaborative project between Hands & Voices and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

Welcome to Casual Conversations with Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in STEM! Hands & Voices, in partnership with a sponsorship from the NTID Regional STEM Center at RIT/NTID, created opportunities for Deaf/Hard of Hearing teens to connect with Deaf/Hard of Hearing adults working in the STEM field. Each one of the videos below is a free-flowing conversation with a variety of questions about career, home, and fun! 

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  STEM covers the topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. At its core, STEM is a teaching philosophy that integrates all four disciplines together into a single, cross-disciplinary program which offers instruction in real-world (as opposed to purely academic) applications and teaching methods.

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“All young people should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow.”

~U.S. Department of Education

Video Interviews

Episode 1

A STEM Interview About Aeronautics and Engineering with Dr. K. Renee Horton & Henry Lundquist

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A STEM Interview 
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Episode 2

A STEM Interview About ENT Medicine and Surgery with Dr. Chad Ruffin & Haylie Brandt-Ogle

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A STEM Interview 
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Episode 3

A STEM Interview About Cybersecurity and Nanotechnology with Dr. Kyle Murbach and Lucas Davies

Episode 3

A STEM Interview 
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Episode 4

A STEM Interview About Forensic Science with Mechelle Cureaux & Ava Burke

Episode 4

A STEM Interview
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Episode 5

A STEM Interview about Software Dev with Dr. Kayla Williams & Yabsera Messay

Episode 5

A STEM Interview
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Episode 6

STEM interview about Biology Genetics and Physics with Dr. Robyn Hao Chiang & Zain Hafeez

Episode 6

A STEM Interview
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Episode 7

A STEM interview about Cybersecurity and Computer Science with Brian Kelly and Zain Shahid.

Episode 7

A STEM Interview
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