In 2021, a few of us from MNA, the outreach office at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) – U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), and American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) met via zoom to plan and write a proposal for a very competitive grant from the Department of Defense STEM (DoDSTEM) program.
The goal of the project, Forge the Future, is to teach and engage high school students (rising juniors and rising seniors) at a school district in Utah Computer Science and Biotechnology skills, build their leadership skills, explore DOD-STEM research pathways, and help identify ways STEM can be used to help their communities.
The summer camp courses in CS and Biotech will be designed and taught entirely by Army scientists and engineers and evaluated by yours truly.
Looking forward to beginning on-and-off site work on this grant with the ARL- DEVCOM, AIHEC, and the school district in the coming weeks/months. Stay tuned for details.