NSF Pacific Northwest Circle of Success: Mentoring Opportunities in STEM 2017 Summit
- Thursday, October 12, 2017 to Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 3:30am to 2:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballroom A - view map
The Graduate School will host the 2017 National Science Foundation Pacific Northwest Circle of Success: Mentoring Opportunities in STEM (PNW-COSMOS) Alliance Summit, with the theme of Collaborations across Our Communities on October 12-14th on the Montana State University – Bozeman campus.
The PNW-COSMOS Alliance was established in 2014 by a competitive grant from the National Science Foundation’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Transformation (AGEP-T) program. The Alliance institutions include: Montana State University, University of Idaho, University of Montana, Washington State University, Heritage University, Montana Tech, Northwest Indian College, and Salish Kootenai College.
The common goal is to develop, implement, and study a culturally congruent STEM graduate education and academic STEM career preparation model that supports American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students who enroll in and complete STEM graduate programs.
The Summit will bring together students and faculty from the PNW-COSMOS Alliance institutions to share best practices in mentoring and recruitment, and explore various pathways to increase collaborations across our communities.
The Summit will feature four Native American speakers (Ronald Lodgepole, Emerson Bull Chief, Jason Baldes, and Melissa Passes), all past graduates of MSU, whose work blend Western science and Indigenous knowledge. One of these speakers (Baldes) is co-sponsored by the Museum of the Rockies as his presentation fits well with their new Native Roots: Native Knowledge. Share Science exhibit.
Other events include student oral and poster research presentations, workshops for students and faculty, lab tours, and much more. For the full agenda, please visit www.pnwcosmos.org/events
Registration for this event is required, and closes on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Contact Dr. Barbara Komlos, firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.