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Students test the strength of a straw tower they built during a Sunday Academy

At Turtle Mountain Community College on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota, students test the strength of a straw tower they built during a Sunday Academy. A student volunteer from the student chapter of the North Dakota State University Engineers Without Borders advised the students on the activity.

The students were participating in the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research's (ND EPSCoR) NATURE (Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education) program summer camp.

The NATURE program helps build the pathway for American Indians in the pursuit of careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from grades K-12 to the tribal colleges to baccalaureate institutions to graduate schools. The program capitalizes on previous North Dakota EPSCoR and university investments. To learn more about ND EPSCoR, visit the program website. General information about the NSF EPSCoR Program is available Here. (Date of Image: October 2004) [Image 3 of 3 related images. Back to Image 1.]

Credit: Wei Lin, North Dakota State University

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