100Kin10 Project Team: Supporting STEM Education in Tribal Communities (2019)

This Project Team's goal is to explore how to support STEM teaching and learning in tribal communities. Their members include the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, U.S. Department of Energy, Arizona Science Center, Battelle, Brockport Research Institute, Stemovations, and University of North Carolina - NCSSM.

Tribal Nations have recognized the need to integrate STEM education into formal and informal learning for Indigenous students and communities. This team is interested in exploring and supporting this need, and in addition, centering historically underrepresented Indigenous perspectives into STEM instruction. Some team members have begun to identify needs via a previous Project Team (Supporting STEM Education in Rural Communities) and would like to continue to build on this work by exploring how to adapt it with tribal communities.

Tactical goals for this project will be determined collaboratively as a team, but the vision is to create something useful and relevant for team members working with tribal communities to support STEM education and workforce development.

If you would like to contact the team, please reach out to Melinda Higgins (Nuclear Energy Tribal STEM Advisor at U.S. Department of Energy) and/or Talia Martin (Tribal DOE Director at Shoshone-Bannock Tribes).