|UND EPSCoR to host Native American high school students|
The University and the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) will host Native American high school and tribal college students for a campus visit June 8. The visit is part of the Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE) program. This year’s visit is coordinated by Richard Schultz, associate professor and chair of electrical engineering.
NATURE is an outreach project sponsored by ND EPSCoR aimed at improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education among North Dakota tribal college and high school students. Major programs include a summer camp for tribal college students and faculty held at NDSU, summer camps for high school students at four tribal colleges, Sunday Academies at the tribal colleges during the academic year, and mentoring tribal college faculty and students in research projects.
This year’s visit agenda on campus begins at 9:30 a.m. with a tour of several engineering departments, lunch, a tour of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, and a barbecue social at 4:45 p.m. at the American Indian Student Center.