Explore Your Future 2010 EYF at RIT/NTID

Uploaded by NTIDnews on 02.08.2010

>>INTERPRETER: OK, one more, ready?
>> STUDENT: I’m from San Diego, California.
>> MAN: Hi. Where are you from?
>> STUDENT: Hong Kong.
[Maine, Massachusetts, Illinois, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota]
>> DENISE: ...hand out gloves and goggles, it’s very important that you keep them on for the entire two hours that you’re here.
The first hour you will spend in this room and then you’re going to go around into 1400 where the other group is right now and
do a different experiment.
>> DENISE: OK, so push down, OK. That’s the second. The first. OK. Do you feel the
two stops? Yeah? OK. You want the first stop.
>> STUDENT: Don’t go all the way down.
>> STUDENT: OK. It stopped.
>> DENISE: All right. So now you’re going to tip this, put all of them in the water.
Now lift up your thumb. Lift up.
>> STUDENT: Good.
>> DOMINIC: That’s your shape? That’s the shape you want.
>> STUDENT: Yeah.
>> DOMINIC: OK. This is a mill machine. A mill machine. This is an end mill. That’s
the tool that will actually cut the metal. It spins at 2,500 rpm, very fast.
OK. So first mount the part.
>> STUDENT: It’s not turning as much.
>> STUDENT: Yes!
>> JIM: Good job, good job.
>> JIM: The problem, your program when it read white, go forward, read black, same direction,
it never went opposite. You’re close. Now you can fine tune so it’s exact.
>> STUDENT: We got the basics down.
>> JIM: You’re not finished yet, but you’re close now.
>> STUDENT: Woo!
[dance music]
[dance music - "To the Right, To the Left..."]
[dance music]
>> INTERPRETER: … need to discuss issues that come up for kids who have problems. That’s
what teachers and career counselors and psychologists and doctors, that’s the kind of stuff that
they face every day on the job, as they’re working. So I did this as a way to give you
guys a taste of what a real hands-on experience would look like.
[bowling pins falling]
>> STUDENT: I like meeting new people and making friends.
>> STUDENT: I like being around only deaf people when I’m so used to being around
hearing people.
>> STUDENT: I feel more comfortable with deaf and hard-of-hearing people and I’m going
to miss all of them so much, because we’re so far away.
>> MAN: Where are you all from?
>> STUDENTS: Chicago. Texas! New York City. Boring Ohio.
>> INTERPRETER: It was awesome. I had a lot of fun. I hung out with lots of friends. We
had lots of stuff to do. I think it’s also going to help me pick the right major and
narrow things down. I can’t forget what happened here. I was so great.
>> INTERPRETER: I loved it. I loved camp. From the very beginning when I first came
on campus I was super nervous. But it’s over now and I can’t believe it. Within
a blink of an eye it’s over. It was so worth it for me to be here. There were so many programs
to do, so many activities, lots of opportunities to think about careers, a lot of discovery
about the majors I might choose. Again, the time with my new friends, it was a great experience.
>> INTERPRETER: I really liked EYF. I got to meet lots of people. When I first came
in I was a little bit nervous and there were a lot of kids around and I didn’t know who
a lot of them were. By day three I got to know a whole lot of people. I’ve made lots
of friends since I’ve been here.
I’ve made so many friends and it’s really helped expand my ideas when I think about what major and what to choose.
I think I've found the one I want and I think this is probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at
any summer camp.
>> STUDENT: All right. Well the EYF program is now over. And some of the things I’m
going to remember about this program is the socializing. Because I always thought I was
the only deaf person in my school but now I know that’s not true.
I met a lot of deaf kids here. And we all became really good friends. I can really call them my brothers.
We had a lot of fun times together. We laughed, we played, we went to class together.
All the teachers here are really nice. I figured out all the programs that they had. The information
about this college, about tuition, it’s cheaper, stuff like that. And the classes
were really hands-on. I kind of learned what I wanted to do. And everything was good. I
came here with some strengths and I left with new ones.
>> MAN: What about dad, what do you think about the experience for your son?
>> FATHER: Well, I’m glad that he had a good time. I’m glad that he was able to
find out some strengths and weaknesses and stuff like that. And, you know, as a parent
we try to teach our children and we block them and take them under our wing and block
them and try to seclude them from different things. But I’m glad he was able to find
other friends and other people who have the same disability as him, and that he’s not
alone. A parent can say one thing, but it’s not the same until they find out by themselves.
Now that he’s found out by himself what it is to be by himself to be around with other
children with the same disability as him, I think this was an enriching environment
for him and highly recommended.