Fond du Lac Encourages Scientists

Feb 15th, 1996 | By | Category: 7-4: Wildlife Management, Tribal College News

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Minnesota recently received a $40,000 from the All Nations Alliance for Minority Participation project to create and deliver an Organic Chemistry course via telecommunication for fall quarter 1996. Dean Candace Barnack said the college plans to expand other course offerings via distance learning after its satellite uplink is installed this year. Producing classes for distance learning involves more time, equipment, and other expenses than standard classrooms.

The college is also developing a computer science infrastructure at the college and at the Ojibwe School on the reservation utilizing a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for fostering scientific careers.

Fond du Lac College allows student unlimited access to the Internet to enhance their research skills. Students may browse the World Wide Web, transfer files, Telnet, communicate via electronic mail, and create their own home pages using the college’s 130 computers. The FDLTCC home page address on the World Wide Web: http://www.fdl.cc.mn.us.

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