Resources, Reports & Publications

Pre-Engineering at Tribal Colleges

Bringing Engineering to Indians By Paul Boyer. This 2012 report provides a status report on the Pre-Engineering Education Collaboratives.

Engineering the Future By Paul Boyer. This NSF-funded report provides a concise overview of the history and purpose of the Pre-Engineering Education Collaboratives.

Engineering Education in the Nation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Workshop Report  Summarizes a 2005 NSF workshop documenting the need for engineering programs at tribal colleges. Discusses possible approaches to collaboration and program development.

The Pre-Engineering Education Collaboratives: Outcomes and Recommendations By Paul Boyer. Reviews accomplishments and lessons learned from the NSF-funded pre-engineering initiatives within tribal colleges and the University of Hawaii.

STEM Education within Tribal and Native-Serving Colleges and Universities

Building Colleges That Build Nations, a report summarizing outcomes of the 2016 NSF-TCUP Leaders’ Forum. Presentations and discussions focused on the role of partnerships in developing strong STEM programs within tribal colleges and universities.

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program: 2014 Leaders’ Forum A report reviewing growth and development of the National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program. Documents impact of funding on STEM capacity within Tribal and Native-serving colleges, and discussing emerging role of research within the institutions.

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) released a report summarizing best practices in STEM education within tribal colleges.

K-12 STEM Education Reform

Building Community: Reforming Math and Science Education in Rural Schools By Paul Boyer. A 2006 monograph examining the impact of the NSF-funded Rural Systemic Initiative, which supported K-12 education reform in regions of “persistent rural poverty.” Discusses programs supported by tribal colleges, as well as innovative school reform initiatives in Alaska, Appalachia, and south Texas, among other regions.