Accelerating Access: Health Science Education in Native American Communities
Grant # 1 R25 OD021898
Science Education Partnership Award
A partnership between the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute (UNMC), the Great Plains Area Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB), and K-12 Schools in Nebraska and South Dakota.
The scope of the SEPA program is to support the development and evaluation of model biomedical science partnerships that focus on health-related sciences.
The purpose of this program is to encourage partnerships between biomedical scientists, science educators, and community leaders that improve K-12 student and public understanding of the health sciences.
The objectives of the program are:
- To stimulate student interest in science…to increase the number of college science majors
- To develop higher science/technology competency in the workforce
- To improve society’s science and health research literacy
The activities of the program are:
- Conduct Summer Workshops for K-12 Teachers
- Develop Hands-on Science Curriculum
- Implement Professional Development and Mentorship for K-8 Teachers
- Establish Science Camps for Middle School Students
- Participate in Local Health Fairs and Powwows
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