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Attention UM Native students majoring in STEM fields--in partnership with SKC's Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) program, UM's AMP is currently recruiting new students.  AMP Scholars receive generous stipends each semester, plus travel assistance to the AISES National Conference.

If you interested in gathering more information about AMP, contact  


During the first semester of the FY 16 year, Dr. Aaron Thomas (IRSE Director and Associate Professor of Chemistry) submitted 3 grant proposals--one to fund a summer bridge program for American Indian high school graduates, another to conduct a science camp for Browning Middle School students, and another more comprehensive effort to construct a longitudinal STEM education model that provides a continuous string of service to middle school, high school, undergraduate, masters and PhD students.  Notice of funding is hopeful and will be announced as decisions are made.

Dr. Thomas is currently working on proposals to train tribal college STEM faculty and secure corporate STEM funding for American Indian student service at the University of Montana.