United Tribes News
25 April 2006
By Martina McKinney, USDA Extension Research Coordinator
Six students from United Tribes Technical College have been accepted for summer research internships at Agricultural Research Centers of the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Three of the students are in United Tribe's Nutrition and Foodservice Program: Betsy Small Jumper (Lower Brule), Margaret Vivier and Ivy Thunderhawk (both Standing Rock). And three are from the college's Tribal Environmental Science Program: Alexa Azure (Standing Rock), and Ron Campbell and Richard White (both Oglala).
The students were selected for the internships on a competitive application basis.
An agreement between the ARS and UTTC calls for mentored research experiences for American Indian students at UTTC who are interested in environmental science, food and nutrition, agriculture and biology. One of the goals is to heighten interest in careers in scientific research.
Four ARS centers and laboratories in the two Dakotas will host the students for the summer-long experience. The students were matched with their areas of research interest. Each will receive a salary as a federal employee, housing, and travel assistance.