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Last June, 16 Native American
high school juniors and seniors attended in the
Native American Science and Engineering Program [NASEP] at the
University of Arizona. Students focused on activities in
science, technology, engineering, and math. They also
learned how to prepare for the college experience.
During the week,
students built a desktop computer, used 3D modeling
software, built a Galileoscope, and spent the night in Flandrau Observatory.
They also learned about
from IBM and Sandia National Laboratory professionals.
helping students in the summer program, coordinators
also hold college wellness workshops and STEM-related
activities throughout the school year.
Since 2009, NASEP has been part of the Indigenous Alliance
organized by the University of Alaska. The alliance is
a group of universities helping Native American
and Alaska Native students achieve in theSTEM fields.
It's funded by the National Science
Foundation, the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Tohono
O’odham Nation, and the UA Office of Early Academic
This year's students
came from the
Tohono O’odham, Pascua Yaqui, White Mountain Apache,
Hopi and Navajo tribes.