More than 750 indigenous middle school students from Alaska and Hawaii are engaged in learning about place-based, culturally responsive climate changes of critical interest to their Elders, and about the STEM careers that give back to their communities.
More than 235 teachers in 4 research states (AK, IA, KS, & VA), 39 non-research states and 21 international sites have around 7500 students engaged in STEM activities with integrated use of technologies that include modeling and data acquisition/analysis.
STEM DIGITAL will enable 90 high school and middle school STEM teachers and their students to conduct environmental research aided by the analysis of images from digital cameras, scanners, and the Internet.
In rural Alaska, 160 secondary students, mostly Native Alaskans, and 16 teachers are gaining hands-on experience with spatial technology (GPS, GIS, and remote sensing imagery) in a culturally responsive geoscience education program.
Through residential research experiences for high school students, and comprehensive workshops for science teachers, approximately 2000 students will generate and submit genetic data to the International Barcode of Life Initiative.
In indigenous communities in the northeastern peninsula of Alaska, 375 teachers and 5,100 students blend Native traditional knowledge with modern science to prepare for careers that can be conducted from rural areas.