About the Project
A National Collaboration to Strengthen the Advanced Environmental Technology Education Programs at Tribal Colleges
This Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and organized in conjunction with Native American and Tribal College faculty representatives. The project strives to improve, enhance, or create environmental science programs at the nations' Tribal Colleges. To be eligible to apply, your institution needs to be a Tribal College.
The mission of this project is to strengthen environmental science and technology programs at Tribal Colleges consistent with the unique needs and traditions of these communities.
More specifically, this project will strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education at Tribal Colleges while acknowledging that there is a critical cultural component to the study of environmental science by Native Americans.
We urge you to read the grant, find out who was involved, and participate. The grant can be found by clicking the following link: DUE Project Number: 0702247
Goals and Objectives
Ensure that project activities and outcomes of this STEM project reflect historic/cultural beliefs and contributions of Native Americans.
- Ensure Tribal Colleges have ready access to a full range of technical assistance to strengthen their environmental science/technology programs.
- Develop a Tribal College Environmental Fellows Institute that will serve as a vehicle to strengthen environmental science/technology education at the nation’s Tribal Colleges.