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Grant supports effort to attract Native American students to STEM fields

A collaboration between UMN campuses aims to break down barriers for students and spark interest in graduate programs in the biological sciences.


Nearly a quarter of students studying the biological sciences at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) identify as Native American, yet very few go on to pursue graduate studies in biology. A new initiative aims to illuminate the reasons why in hopes of boosting the number of Native American students who pursue graduate degrees and go on to careers in STEM fields.

Dean's note - January 2023

Welcome back! I hope you had a chance to recharge over winter break. As we embark on what promises to be a busy spring semester, I have a few brief updates to share.