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Town Hall: Advancing STEM at Tribal Colleges & Universities

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May 13, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and tribal colleges/universities in a virtual town hall.

About this Event

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) invites you to join a virtual town hall to hear from leadership and faculty at select Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) on their institutional goals for advancing STEM workforce preparation and research capacity on their campuses, and the steps they are taking to meet these goals.

TCUs fulfill a dual mission: educating students and addressing Native American tribal priorities, such as contributing to not only the economic growth of the reservation, but also community development, and social renewal. Most TCUs offer academic programming that has a direct connection to local workforce needs. Such efforts increase students’ applicable skill sets, boost their earning potential, and provide incentives for graduates to remain in the community. Over the past several decades, STEM-focused programming at TCUs has increased. Grant-funding opportunities and partnerships with federal agencies have enabled TCUs to expand their STEM programming; offer new degree options in the fields of information technology, environmental science, and science education; and provide research internship opportunities for their students. While progress has been made to bolster and sustain STEM success for this traditionally underrepresented population of students, additional investments and resources are needed.

This event is one in a series of town halls NASEM is conducting in collaboration with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to (1) promote the findings of the 2019 National Academies report, Minority Serving Institutions: America’s Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce, (2) hear how MSIs are working to advance STEM workforce preparation, education, and research capacity, and (3) foster new discussions and solutions around these issues.

This event is supported by the Department of Defense HBCU/MI Program and the ECMC Foundation. The audience will have an opportunity to engage through moderated Q&A throughout the agenda. Please contact jveras@nas.edu for event inquiries. To receive future emails on activities related to this NASEM report, please sign up to our listserv here.

FULL EVENT AGENDA AND SPEAKER BIOS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR PROJECT PAGE BEFORE THE EVENT: https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/05-13-2021/town-hall-advancing-stem-workforce-preparation-and-research-capacity-at-tribal-colleges-and-universities

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May 13, 2021

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm