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April 23, 2018

A Best-Kept Secret: STEM Research at Tribal Colleges and Universities

The National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) presents a documentary showcasing examples of original research being conducted by students and faculty at tribal colleges and universities, as well as insights into the students’ academic success and aspirations, and what STEM research means to them. Less than fifty years since their founding, and with TCUP support, many of the Nation’s tribal colleges and universities are providing acclaimed STEM leadership in education and research to serve their tribes and communities. Fields of endeavor include environmental science, food sovereignty and security, STEM education, engineering, manufacturing, and workforce development. Many students enter TCUs with limited STEM preparation. In spite of that, the TCUs are preparing their students for baccalaureate degrees, graduate studies, and to take their places as scientific resources for their people and the Nation.

Credit: National Science Foundation/PostModern Company

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