ERIC Number: ED226874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Science and Self-Determination/FIPSE, 1981. Final Report.
Churchill, Ward; Card, Ann
The FIPSE-funded Science and Self-Determination Project was conceptualized as a response to help alleviate the critical need for Native American scientists who would be able to deal with issues and concerns both within and outside of the Native American community. Objectives of the Science and Self-Determination Project were to prepare pre-collegiate students for access to careers in science; to train teachers and/or counselors in more effective methods of identifying, preparing, motivating, and retaining Native American students in school so these individuals can aspire to careers that are science oriented; and to create an effect within the Native American communities that will increase awareness of and the need for support for careers that will ultimately provide survival and self-determination. Thirty-six students were recruited to spend July, 1981, on the University of Colorado campus to participate in this specially designed experientially focused program. Student participation was in the following activities: reading and writing assignments pertaining to basic scientific information on matters relating to Indian concerns in energy resources; on-site activities at five laboratories where scientific research was in progress; interacting with scientists, both Indian and non-Indian; visiting applied science facilities; and participating in experiential activities focusing on botany, climatology, geology, and survival skills. (ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.