The American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s Native Youth and Community Project grant has been consistently reporting a successful outreach to the Cheyenne River Reservation, particularly our work with the Eagle Butte Schools.
In 2016, AISES received a four-year grant from the Bureau of Indian Education totaling almost $700,000 to work with the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte (C-EB) Schools and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) to address barriers to college and career readiness, specifically in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), among American Indian students.
According to Montoya Whiteman, Cheyenne and Arapaho, Director of Marketing and Communications at The American Indian Science and Engineering Society, “The work AISES is doing is designed to increase interest and engagement in STEM subjects among students of all ages, build the capacity of C-EB Schools to support students in STEM, and generate CRST parent and community support of and engagement in STEM studies and careers, particularly for CRST youth. Improving STEM education by introducing novel and culturally appropriate curriculum and programs provides C-EB students with opportunities to grow and flourish in new environments, which is the core mission of this collaborative project.”
“The project builds upon existing relationships, opportunities, and infrastructure to provide engaging STEM programming, working toward paving a vibrate future in STEM for the whole CRST community,” wrote Whiteman in an email to ICT.
“We are excited to share this video with you and others at ICT that is from the July 2018 Summer STEM Camp at the Cheyenne River Eagle Butte School.”