NFB EQ

NFB EQ (the National Federation of the Blind Engineering Quotient program) is a week-long summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States.

Last year, I got a C+ in geometry because I had trouble understanding all the pictures. At NFB EQ, I learned how to draw a cube using tactile drawing tools and now the things I was taught in geometry make more sense. I want to take the drawing techniques I learned back to use in my pre-calc class next year. — NFB EQ Student

NFB EQ is jam-packed with fun and learning. Participants spend each day engaged in activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of engineering as well as their problem solving abilities. In the evenings, participants explore the local community and participate in various recreational activities.

Throughout the week, participants will forge new friendships while increasing their self-confidence and independence.

Before the program, I didn’t know that you could use power tools to build, even if you can’t see it, you can feel it and build it just the same. I am going to tell my teachers at school that I can build things too. — NFB EQ Student

2020 Dates and Location

June 21 through June 27, 2020
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102

Application

The online application for the 2020 NFB EQ program is now open. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2020. Solicitud en español para NFB EQ.

Who Should Apply

2018 NFB EQ students smile from within a wooden structure that they built. Blind and low-vision teens currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in the United States who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer are encouraged to apply. 

More Information

For more information, please contact us at 410-659-9314, extension 2418 or at stem@nfb.org.

NFB EQ is part of the NFB’s Spatial Ability and Blind Engineering Research Project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1712887. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.