STEM

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is among the top 200 colleges for indigenous students for 2019-20. 

That’s according to Winds of Change magazine, a quarterly published by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. The list will appear in November’s special college issue. It’s the only resource of its kind for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians focusing on the STEM disciplines.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies has been awarded nearly $300,000 by the National Science Foundation for a program to enhance the Native 

American presence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math—or STEM. 

HOUGHTON, MI--   A festival in the Copper Country this week aims to spark local interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. 

The Second Annual Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival is a partnership of local companies, universities and individuals committed to showcasing all facets of STEM in the Western U.P.  Activities include an art exhibit entitled “Layers of Superior” at the Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center, the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers, Teen Science Night, Family Engineering Day, the Science Pub Crawl, and the MSU Science Theatre group.   

L'ANSE, MI (AP)--   Students in L'Anse are taking part in new hands-on science units being piloted this year in the state.  

The Daily Mining Gazette reports that the lessons for sixth-through eighth-graders are part of the science, technology, math and engineering fields, also known as STEM. The STEM-focused Mi-STAR science curriculum development is a statewide program led by Michigan Technological University and Provost Jackie Huntoon. The same teachers piloting curriculum were part of teams developing the lessons last summer.