Since the program was launched in 2013, there have been 36 student participants and six teacher participants, More information on the students can be found under each year. 

Participant Success Stories

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Matt Janis, 2013 and 2014 participant from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in SD.  He now attends Oglala Lakota College where he is pursuing a B.S degree in Natural Science. In 2015, Matt participated in an NSF funded Environmental Science and Ecology REU program at United Tribes Technical College.  Matt is using his STEM learning to develop an energy efficient greenhouse on the Pine RIdge Reservation.  The greenhouse will help address the lack of healthy food available on the Reservation.  He is teaching local children in Head Start classes about growing healthy food. 

Chantel Chantel Greene, a 2014 participant from Haskell Indian Nations University is an enrolled member of Nez Perce Tribe. In spring 2016, she will be enrolled in graduate school at University of Idaho pursuing a Professional Science Masters in Natural Resources and Enviornmental Science in the Sustainability Science Track. She is also a research assistant at the university in Nez Perce Cultural Environment Connections and the Clearwater Watershed.
shelby ross Shelby Ross is a 2014 participant from the Oglala Sioux Tribe and enrolled at Oglala Lakota College where she is pursuing a BA in Conservation Biology.  In 2015, Shelby participated in an NSF funded Environmental Science and Ecology REU program at United Tribes Technical College. 
jeff lebeau Jeff LeBeau is a 2014 participant from the Oglala Sioux Tribe who is enrolled at Oglala Lakota College pursuing a degree in IT.
santana White Dress Santana White Dress is a 2014 participant from the Oglala Sioux Tribe who is enrolled at Oglala Lakota College pursuing a degree in IT.