NATURE informational meeting is March 2


Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE) is seeking additional UND faculty participation in its 2007 – 2008 programs.

NATURE is an outreach project sponsored by ND EPSCoR aimed at improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics education among North Dakota tribal college and high school students. Major programs include a summer camp for tribal college students and faculty held at NDSU, summer camps for high school students at four tribal colleges, Sunday Academies at the tribal colleges during the academic year, and mentoring tribal college faculty and students in research projects.

You are invited to attend an informational meeting of the NATURE program in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union Friday, March 2, from 3 to 4 p.m. For the coming year, the project will develop activities focusing on the environment, renewable energy and emerging technologies. However, NATURE is open to suggestions of other science and engineering topics.

Presentations at the informational meeting will include:
* Overview of the project, its impact and benefits
* Summer camps at NDSU and tribal colleges
* Sunday Academy
* Research initiative opportunities

Wei Lin, NATURE project coordinator from NDSU, and Julia Zhao, UND chemistry and NATURE program participant, will be present to discuss the program and answer questions.

If you have interest in the NATURE program, please attend this informational meeting.
-- Gary E. Johnson, Associate Vice President for Research and Co-Project Director, ND EPSCoR, garyejohnson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 701-777-2492