Native STEM association brings more than 2,000 to OKC

Native Americans from academic institutions and the public and private sectors across the country descended on Oklahoma City for the annual American Indian Science and Engineering Society national conference. From Oct. 4-6, participants from science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors met and discussed issues in these fields and how to improve the Native American participation Read More »

Shawnee teacher Cheyenne Branscum represents Oklahoma with national science group

In June, Shawnee Public Schools science teacher Cheyenne Branscum flew to Washington D.C. as Oklahoma’s only recipient of a Society for Science and the Public grant. The society invited Branscum, a Tribal member and Melot family descendant, to its advocate training institute. There she met fellow educators from across the nation, exchanging ideas and best Read More »

OK-LSAMP hosting symposium to draw Native students to STEM studies

In the second of this two part series, Oklahoma State University’s Kay Porter, a Bertrand family descendent, describes the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation’s upcoming symposium, “Mentoring Students for International Success” as well as internship opportunities available to Native American college students in the STEM fields. OK-LSAMP, housed in OSU’s Division of Institutional Read More »