|INMED Summer Institute begins|
Native American junior and high school level students from across the country are at the University for six weeks this summer as part of the Indians into Medicine (INMED) Summer Institute program.
The annual Summer Institute is designed to bolster participants’ math and science skills, teach students about health careers, and help them develop their potential to achieve in health science classes.
Approximately 90 Native American junior and high school-level students from 10 states are attending INMED Summer Institute this year, which takes place June 11-July 21.
The program includes daily group and individualized instruction in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, communication and study skills. Indian health professionals and experts who represent a variety of health disciplines serve as guest speakers, giving an overview of health careers opportunities. The Summer Institute experience also includes field trips, recreation, pow wows, and Indian awareness workshops.
This year’s activities include:
• Field trip to Sully’s Hill June 17
Students will learn about medicinal uses for plants and see a live eagle demonstration
• Field trip to Red Lake Indian Health Service June 30
• Knowledge Bowl July 6-7
• Field trip to Minneapolis July 10-11
Students will go to Valleyfair and the Science Museum of Minnesota
Participants stay in a dormitory on campus under the supervision of tutor/counselors, many of whom are Native American college students who participate in the INMED program.
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS, email@example.com, 701-777-0871