TCUP: A STEM Workforce for the Future
“TCUP: A STEM Workforce for the Future” highlights programs leading to workforce development and entrepreneurship training for students at America's tribal colleges, as well as the related economic development implications for the tribes. Viewers will gain an understanding of where and why the tribal colleges and universities exist, and the result of the National Science Foundation's significant investments in them. For over forty years, the National Science Foundation has invested in a set of tribally-controlled institutions of higher education that are primarily on American Indian reservations and established to bring higher education opportunities to tribal members and other reservation community residents. These areas are plagued by persistent and deep poverty, and are in need of economic development driven by STEM and STEM investments. NSF, in its mission to broaden participation and diversity in the STEM enterprise, has invested in the STEM instructional capacity of these institutions, which is leading to economic growth and development.
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