Moving from Outreach to Engagement: Community-based STEM Programming with Indian Country

Pre-Conference Workshop
Aaron Thomas, University of Montana, Director of Indigenous Research and STEM Education
Holly Truitt, University of Montana, Director of the Broader Impacts Group
Lori Lambert, Montana State University (former faculty at Salish Kootenai College)
SciNation Representative
Jeff Hooker, Chief Dull Knife College

This workshop will address approaches and unique issues involved in inclusion of Indigenous communities in EPSCoR activities that work towards broadening participation of diverse individuals in science and engineering research and education. Content will cover community-based participatory research and indigenous research models, using Montana NSF EPSCoR and partner collaborations with Native tribes in Montana as a case study.

Workshop Agenda

1:00 – 1:20           Welcome and Icebreaker
1:20 – 2:20           Indigenous Research Methods
                             Speaker – Lori Lambert
2:20 – 2:30           Break                 
2:30 – 3:30           Co-creating programs with tribal communities
                             Speakers – Holly Truitt and SciNation Representative 
3:30 – 4:15           Policy changes within an Institution
                             Speakers – Aaron Thomas and Jeff Hooker 
4:15 – 5:00           Open discussion

Ballroom B&C