Deaf Scientist Time

September 21, 2023

11:00 am


12:00 pm


Virtual Event

Have you made any plans on Thursday, September 21, 2023 yet? Guess what, let’s do some Deaf Scientist Time (DST) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Sept. 21, 2023!

Come join us to share information, resources, and opportunities for networking with deaf and hard-of-hearing scientists online.

All are welcomed and interpreting has been requested. Contact Dyl Levenson for more information at [email protected]. If you have difficulty scanning the QR code located on the right side of the post, please use the ZOOM meeting ID by clicking on the “JOIN” button and typing in “933 7375 3534”. Alternatively, here’s the link to Zoom:

STEM Sign Language Summit

March 2, 2024


March 5, 2024

In Person Event

Washington D.C.,

We are excited to welcome everyone who is interested in STEM sign language lexicons – deaf and hard of hearing students who are majoring in STEM, STEM deaf and hard of hearing professionals, K-12 teachers, STEM college professors, interpreters, educational researchers, linguists, anthropologists, and the like!

The Summit will take place over four days (March 2-5, 2024) and will have five broad tracks:

  • Education (both K-12 and higher education)
  • Interpreting in STEM
  • Development and dissemination of STEM signs
  • Sustainability of STEM sign language lexicons
  • Research by deaf and hard of hearing scientists

Summit logistics

Registration is now open and is only $50 to register.  We will be accepting abstracts for presentations and posters soon and the deadline will be December 1, 2023.

Travel stipends will be available to graduate students and international attendees.

Responding to the Climate Crisis: Is the Whole World Deaf?

September 7, 2023

6:30 pm


8:00 pm


In Person Event

New York, USA

RIT/NTID will host the Lyon Lectureship Series featuring Dr. Andrew Manning, a renowned Deaf climate scientist, who will give a presentation, “Responding to the Climate Crisis: Is the Whole World Deaf?” on Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Ingle Auditorium. Join Dr. Manning for a lecture as he highlights the major issues related to climate change and discusses what causes climate change and how we can respond to this crisis.

Dr. Manning is a deaf internationally recognized environmental scientist who specializes in climate change. He has worked at the School of Environmental Sciences and the University of East Anglia (UEA). At UEA, Manning established the “Carbon Related Atmospheric Measurement (CRAM) Laboratory” and teaches the next generation of students about the urgency of importance of climate change. He holds a Ph.D. at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography from the University of California in San Diego and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Canterbury.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Interpreters have been requested.

For more information, contact Brian Haak, event manager in NTID’s Office of External Affairs, at [email protected].

Symposium on STEM Sign Lexicons for Teachers and Educational Interpreters

November 17, 2023


November 18, 2023

In Person Event

New York, USA

Registration is now open for the Symposium on STEM Sign Lexicons for educational professionals (teachers and interpreters). The symposium will be held at Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Please fill out the form if you are interested in attending the symposium. We accept up to 100 people for the symposium.

3rd Workshop of 2023 Global Year of STEM Signs

September 5, 2023

In Person Event


There are many STEM sign lexicons worldwide based on different sign languages.  Over the year, we will celebrate this work and discuss the future of STEM sign language lexicons and their impact on STEM education and careers. A series of six events that provide those us working in this field with opportunities to come together. The first one was held last month on 1 March 2023 at Gallaudet University.  The theme was “A Showcase of STEM Sign Language Lexicon From Around the World” for founders and leaders of different STEM lexicon projects worldwide. On 3 March 2023, the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) held their Annual Meeting in Washington – “The World of STEM Sign Language Lexicons”. Next is the WFD Conference in South Korea in July 2023, where we will present a paper on “Global Year of STEM Sign Lexicons”.

We are also organizing a networking event for deaf scientists and people involved in STEM sign lexicons on 5th September 2023, which will be held in Austria at Vienna Technology University, the day before the Deaf Academics Conference (DAC2023) in the same city.  So it will be nice for us to get together before the conference starts; the theme will be “An international look at STEM Sign Lexicons”. We hope you will be able to join us for this one-day event.  There will be presentations, discussions and networking opportunities, and we will go out for dinner afterwards. This workshop is free.

If interested, please register – by web link or QR code. There is a limit to the number of people due to the size of the room. We are very grateful to have support from GESTU at Vienna Technology University, who have agreed to provide us with a room to host the workshop.

If you have any questions, please email us – [email protected].
Hope to see you in Vienna on 5th September 2023!

European Deaf STEM Camp

August 5, 2023


August 12, 2023

In Person Event


On behalf of the organizing committee, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting the first European STEM Camp for the Deaf. This event will take place in Revel (France) from August 5 to 12, 2023. 

This event is open to deaf scientists who wish to share their knowledge, experience and scientific work in sign language. Participants to the event will take part in workshops, conferences and team-building activities.
The requirements for participation are simple:
– Participant is 18 years old or more
– Participant is a student, researcher, professional or holds a degree in STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

The registration fee is 390€ and include the following options
– Accommodation (7 nights) ;
– Meals (coffee breaks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner);
– Transportation between Toulouse (nearest airport) and Revel for the day of arrival (August 5) and departure (August 12);
– Sports activities;
– Guided cultural tour;
– Evening activities.

Registration form:  

Registration deadline: April 15, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at camp soon!



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