WaYS Receives NSF Includes Grant

Native American ecological knowledge and western science will be integrated in some University of Maine science courses, with the goal of implementing the methods nationwide.

With a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant titled INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science), tribal and UMaine collaborators will develop science courses that utilize Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and western science to increase Native American student participation in college and career STEM fields.

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