Researchers at WSU receive $2.5 mil. for STEM project with Regional Tribal Schools

Researchers at Washington State University have received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to focus on improving Native American students’ STEM ability. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and has been set as the benchmark for a student’s understanding in each category. The researchers at WSU will perform a collaborative project with Pacific Northwest Plateau Tribes where more than 500 Native American students in grades 4-9 will participate. That will include more than 80 middle school students who will travel to programs in Pullman and summer camp opportunities. Ultimately the research and goal of the grant will be to intertwine the teaching models of tribal schools with that of STEM focused learning models.