BALTIMORE, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, under the auspices of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science, is conducting a week-long program for fifty blind students in grades 8-12 from across the country at Towson University this week. This inquiry-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program, known as NFB STEM-X, is providing students with learning opportunities in STEM disciplines ranging from engineering and robotics to the science of cooking.
Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "The National Federation of the Blind has long been committed to enhancing opportunities for blind youth in STEM fields, which have traditionally and falsely been believed to be closed to them. NFB STEM-X is the latest exciting program designed to give blind youth the opportunity to explore STEM disciplines and careers, while at the same time allowing them to get to know their blind peers and interact with successful blind adults. We are proud to welcome these fifty blind young people to Baltimore for this educational and fun-filled program."
To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.blindscience.org/STEMX.
About the National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest, largest, and most influential nationwide membership organization of blind people in the United States. Founded in 1940, the NFB advocates for the civil rights and equality of blind Americans, and develops innovative education, technology, and training programs to provide the blind and those who are losing vision with the tools they need to become independent and successful. We need your support. To make a donation, please go to www.nfb.org/make-gift.
SOURCE National Federation of the Blind