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Access to Advancement

An Audio Exploration of the National Effort to Increase the Role of Women with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Part 2

Dr. Angela Lee Foreman

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Dr. Angela Lee Foreman is an assistant professor of biology at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). At the TechGirlz summer camp at RIT/NTID, Dr. Foreman teaches young girls how to make an artificial lung and perform laparoscopic surgery in a bioengineering class. Dr. Foreman believes one of the most important things she teaches the campers is to speak up for themselves. Dr. Foreman, who says she was once turned down for a job at a laboratory because she is deaf, has reached her career goals in part by advocating for herself. Dr. Foreman believes strongly in mentoring and feels it should play a role in young people's lives throughout the education continuum.

To learn more about the TechGirlz summer camp, listen to the Part 1 story, TechGirlz Uses Hands-on STEM Activities to Engage Young Girls Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

For more about RIT/NTID, visit


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