United Tribes Technical College is encouraging high schoolers to consider STEM careers with a series of classes.
The college is hosting a free North Dakota Epscor Sunday Academy Program.
Throughout each session, kids in grades 8 through 12 are introduced to science, technology, engineering, and math.
This program gives Native American students a chance to interact with professionals in the industry and be around others with the same passion.
Environmental Science Faculty, Mandy Guinn, says the program is targeted to minorities to give them an opportunity they may not otherwise have.
“In education, they are extremely underrepresented, so we see about one percent of our Native American population graduating with advanced degrees. So, just exposing them to science and getting them interested at a young age is a great way to then get them into an undergraduate program and then eventually into a graduate program,” said Guinn.
Sessions are once a month and students are given free breakfast and Lunch.
They are also given a $50 stipend per session.
To register click here.