Engaging Native American Students in STEM: Theoretical Framework and the iSTEM Program—Dr. Sally Stevens

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March 21, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Forbes Building, Room 124A
Tucson, AZ 85721

Increasing and retaining Native American students’ interest and retention in STEM education is critical to students’ future employment, expanding the STEM workforce, and for bringing diverse perspectives to STEM disciplines. This presentation focuses on using a culturally relevant theoretical framework, Funds of Knowledge (FoK) to guide the iSTEM program; a successful STEM educational program for 3 -8th grade Native American students. An overview of FoK and the iSTEM program will be presented along with lessons learned and the outcomes achieved.

Heather Roberts-Wrenn