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Dr. Aaron Thomas is currently the Director of Indigenous Research and STEM Education (IRSE) at the University of Montana, in addition to his role as Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Read more »

Jon Stannard (Blackfeet) enjoyed a rewarding career until his retirement from the University of Montana as the Upward Bound Director in 2012.  Read more »

A member of the Oglala Sioux Nation, Don Belile is committed to his studies, wife Tonya, and son Apaullo.  His studies have taken him to the far reaches of the globe.  Read more »

Roger Mad Plume is a Blackfeet graduate student with conviction and talent.  Upon graduation from Browning High School in 2006, Roger moved to Montana Tech, majored in Mathematics, and followed his sports passion by playing football for the Ore Diggers.  He was a defensive back for four seasons.Roger Mad Plume.  Read more »

Moses Leavens, a member of the Chippewa/Cree Nation, is a distinguished graduate student.  Prior to enrolling into graduate studies at the University of Montana fall semester 2013, Moses attended the University of Great Falls.  Read more »

Ranalda Tsosie is to be admired for academic tenacity and unselfish commitment to her family and the health and safety of her people.  A member of the Dine’ Nation, Ranalda walks a careful balancing act of mother, wife to Stephen, graduate student, and researcher.    Read more »

University of Montana

Indigenous Research & STEM Education

Aaron Thomas, Ph.D.

Phone: 406.243.2052

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812