Earlier this summer, three George Washington American Indian H.S. students (Precious, Ariana, and Alicia) took part in a week long summer program. There were twenty-six Denver Public Schools Native American Students who participated in the program. The agenda for the week long immersion into the culture of higher education included:
- a Ropes Course
- Environmental Sustainability Workshop
- Geocaching Activity
- Water Modeling Activity
- Bison Embryo Implanting
- Poster Research Presentation
The S.T.E.M. camp took place at the University of Colorado’s (CSU) Pingree Park Mountain Campus, CSUs Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, CSU Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Project, and CSUs main Fort Collins campus. The goal was to create a program that challenged and developed students intellectually as well as ignite a passion for higher education within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Native American STEM Institute paired The CSU Native American Cultural Center with Denver Public Schools Native American Student Support and graciously funded by the National Academy of Engineering.