The Gaalee’ya STEM project provides a rigorous and culturally relevant STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program through the Associate’s level for students in the Interior-Aleutians (IAC) and Chukchi Campus (CC) regions by incorporating cultural values and perspectives and local interests in ecosystem changes with scientific coursework, research, and analysis from a Western academic perspective.
The underlying philosophy behind the project is that integrating culture and place into all aspects of their academic STEM experience will support the engagement, capacity, and continuity of rural Alaska Native STEM students
In addition to STEM coursework, Students will gain research experience through projects designed around the theme of “ecology of place” to engage, educate, and retain rural Alaska Native students in STEM degrees. Elders and STEM faculty will work together to support the students using an integrative approach.
To apply please fill out the application below and fax to 907-474-5207.