Summer Activities


Being placed at a Tribal College site provided a new and unique experience.
— REU Student

The QEM INCLUDES REU Program is designed to serve African American and Native American students, especially males and persons with disabilities, who are rising sophomores or juniors in Science Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) at QEM INCLUDES Core Partner institutions. Summer 2017 REU sites include Aaniiih Nakoda College, Tuskegee Institute, United Tribes Technical College, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The Program, a ten-week, paid Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunity,  served seven students (five students from HBCUs and two students from TCUs) to conduct STEM research in areas such as environmental science, wildlife management, marine and estuarine science, Nano-bio materials science/engineering, and Allied Health education research.

The QEM INCLUDES REU is designed to provide a unique cross cultural experience and opportunities for students to engage in research to address societal concerns that are common to both African American and Native American communities.. Summer 2017 REU sites used three distinct models in implementing the programs: a site where HBCU and TCU students participated in research together; a site where HBCU students are conducted research at another HBCU, and an “In Place” experience in which TCU students conducted research at their home institutions. 

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