NSF Program Supports Native Student Research

Jul 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is the first tribal college to be awarded funding for the Tribal College Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU), a project of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ten-week, research-oriented program will allow eight students to explore plant restoration and ecology, insect communication and ecological impacts, integrated buffalo prairie management, and more.

Students were selected due to their interest in science. The REU aims to improve support of Native students and seeks to make their research impactful by applying it to tribal communities.

The summer program will conclude with a research symposium on Friday, July 31, at the Science and Technology Center at UTTC; the event is open to the public. The Tribal College REU program began offering research opportunities in 2009 and is funded through 2016. For more information about the program, visit http://www.uttc.edu/about/forum/reu/.

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