Amazing things can happen when Native American tribes and the National Science Foundation work together. This documentary showcases original research being conducted by students and faculty at tribal colleges and universities, as well as insights into the students’ academic success and aspirations, and what STEM research means to them. Less than fifty years since their founding, and with support from the National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP), many of the nation’s tribal colleges and universities are providing acclaimed STEM leadership in education and research to serve their tribes and communities. Many students enter TCUs with limited STEM preparation. In spite of that, the TCUs are preparing their students for baccalaureate degrees, graduate studies, and to take their places as scientific resources for their people and the nation.
Find out more about the National Science Foundation here. NSF – Where Discoveries Begin