Reach for the Sky: Integrating Technology into STEM Outcomes for American Indian Youth

Reach for the Sky: Integrating Technology into STEM Outcomes for American Indian Youth

SUMMARY

Sixty middle and high school students on the White Earth reservation in Minnesota will engage in STEM and IT learning experiences related to understanding energy and alternative energy sources.


DESCRIPTION

This proposal addresses the need to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and information technology (IT) more culturally relevant for Anishinabe youths on the White Earth Reservation (WER). The objectives of the project are to improve youths’ skills, knowledge, and interests in STEM and IT fields. Teachers and staffs from targeted schools, professors from tribal colleges and local universities, community elders, and out-of-school staffs will participate in the project’s activities. The project will engage 60 middle, high, and out-of-school youths, nine teachers, and six other staff persons in 140 contact hours of summer and academic year activities through the Reach for the Sky (RFTS) project.

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Award Number: 

0737565

PROJECT DURATION:

2007 - 2011

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University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN

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Expired