ISU News: Sho-Ban students join unique geoscience program

"Three students from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are the first to enroll in an Idaho State University geosciences program that is designed to blend western science and Native American knowledge to produce more effective professionals for Indian Country.

ISU has received a $199,987, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation titled "Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences" that, if successful, could lead to a much larger grant, possibly $1 million or more, from the NSF.

The scope of the grant is large and is not adequately reflected in its title, according to the grant’s principal participants.

"We're looking at a holistic approach to produce Native American professionals in the geosciences who can go back to their tribes and be leaders," said Ken Trimmer, ISU business professor who is the grant's principal investigator. "

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Idaho State University NSF-funded program attempts to blend western science/Native American culture to produce geoscientists (Idaho State University News 9/20)

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