Student Research Featured in NSF Publication

Undergraduate research projects at two tribal colleges are currently featured in Discoveries, the National Science Foundation’s news outlet, which spotlights exemplary programs funded by the federal agency.

While NSF is best known for supporting cutting edge research at major universities, the Foundation’s news office made the work of two Montana tribal colleges, Salish Kootenai College and Aaniiih Nakoda College, the centerpiece of a recent profile, praising the institutions for providing “substantial economic, societal and environmental benefits” to the communities they serve.

The article highlights student research related to huckleberry phenology at Salish Kootenai College under the leadership of Janene Lichtenberg, head of the college’s Wildlife and Fisheries Department. It also describes the work of Aaniih Nakota College students, who are documenting water contamination from defunct mining operations under the guidance of instructor Daniel Kinsey.

The full story can be found here.