IRSE is dedicated to undergraduate STEM education through recruitment of students into STEM disciplines and (once enrolled) providing retention efforts to ensure the students are equipped with academic skills and a support system necessary for their completion of STEM degrees.
Two programs are currently in place (with more to be added at a later date).
The All Nations Alliance for Minority Participation provides Native American STEM students semester stipends and travel to professional conferences.
Secondly, Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence awarded IRSE funding to administer a mathematics tutoring program for all UM Native American students. The program provides daily one-on-one tutoring assistance at no charge as well stipends to students who regularly attend tutoring.