Northern Arizona Recruits Native Americans for STEMJuly 5, 2018 |
by Jackson Schroeder
In the U.S., Native Americans have the lowest university enrollment and graduation rates out of any group. And in fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), they only represent 0.5 percent of students.
In an effort to combat the underrepresentation, two professors at Northern Arizona University (NAU) have received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), so they can create an interdisciplinary program to recruit Native American students into STEM.