Tag: STEM

NAU team receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines

| July 4, 2018
NAU team receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines

Native Americans have the lowest rate of university enrollment and graduation rates of any group in the United States—and in STEM fields, they represent only 0.5 percent of students nationwide. Another major hurdle for Native American populations is health-related. Those living on tribal lands experience a disproportionate rate of environmentally-associated health issues such as cancer, stroke, obesity and diabetes.

A team of Northern Arizona University researchers, led by co-principal investigators Cathy Propper and Leslie Schulz, were recently awarded $2.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new program that will address both of these pressing issues while providing Native American students with unique opportunities to work with world-class researchers.

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CCC STEM Camps

| June 3, 2018
CCC STEM Camps

STEM Camps for kids at Coconino Community College.

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CCC STEM Camps

| May 27, 2018
CCC STEM Camps

STEM Camps for kids at Coconino Community College.

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CCC STEM Camps

| May 20, 2018
CCC STEM Camps

STEM Camps for kids at Coconino Community College.

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CCC STEM Camps

| May 13, 2018
CCC STEM Camps

STEM Camps for kids at Coconino Community College.

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Afterschool STEM Grants

| April 22, 2018
Afterschool STEM Grants

AzCASE and Cox Communications invite Arizona out-of-school time programs to apply for a 2018 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) grant. Programs are encouraged to work with staff and youth to develop creative, new ways to incorporate STEM into out-of-school time programming.

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Afterschool STEM Grants

| April 15, 2018
Afterschool STEM Grants

AzCASE and Cox Communications invite Arizona out-of-school time programs to apply for a 2018 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) grant. Programs are encouraged to work with staff and youth to develop creative, new ways to incorporate STEM into out-of-school time programming.

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Afterschool STEM Grants

| April 8, 2018
Afterschool STEM Grants

AzCASE and Cox Communications invite Arizona out-of-school time programs to apply for a 2018 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) grant. Programs are encouraged to work with staff and youth to develop creative, new ways to incorporate STEM into out-of-school time programming.

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School safety: Williams administrators prepare for the worst. See more education stories here

| April 4, 2018
School safety: Williams administrators prepare for the worst. See more education stories here

Columbine, Sandy Hook, Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Fifty-six students and teachers died at these schools at the hands of mass shooters.

Each horrific school shooting has impacted local communities and the country as they reevaluate school security. The incidents have put doubts in the minds of parents regarding their children’s safety and have shaken multitudes of students and teachers who are in schools today.

“When I first became a teacher, it was not something we thought about, or trained for or practiced or talked about,” said Williams Unified School District Superintendent Rick Honsinger. “I think the one incident that changed all that was Columbine High School.”

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Williams schools losing up to $185,000 in forest fees. See more education stories here

| March 21, 2018
Williams schools losing up to $185,000 in forest fees. See more education stories here

Williams Unified School District is one of several districts seeing a withering of federal support this year because of the failure of Congress to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act in 2015 (SRS). 

The act, distributed by the Department of Agriculture, compensated schools and the county for lost property tax revenue because of a decline in traditional timber harvesting.

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