Inspired by South Dakota State University’s Wokini Initiative and supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s New Beginnings grant program, mainstream land-grant universities are pledging to do more for Native students.
The National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program announced new funding for projects that strengthen cyberinfrastructure, build partnerships, and support professional development for K-12 STEM teachers.
Dr. Costello Brown worked to advance educational opportunity for minorities during his long tenure at the National Science Foundation. In a new memoir, he writes about his family’s experiences with slavery and the importance of education in his own life.
Aaniiih Nakoda College’s Water Center was highlighted at the California State University’s 12th Annual Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Conference. Leaders from both institutions are looking to forge a partnership.
Settling in for the long haul, tribal colleges are rearranging academic calendars, loaning laptops, installing Plexiglas, offering tuition discounts, and hosting virtual social events as Covid-19 maintains its grip on reservations nationwide.
Most tribal college IT departments are understaffed and rely on outdated equipment. However, there are cost effective ways to overcome cyberinfrastructure limitations, according to a recently completed study.