From “Biomedical Engineer in the Making: Marian Jimenez Found New Possibilities at Pima” “After going through a nail-biting process, she was invited to complete her REUinternship at NAU’s Center for Material Interfaces in Research Applications (¡MIRA!) in summer2022. Moving out of Tucson for the first time, Marian wasn’t sure if she’d fit in or how she’d […]
For decades, investments have been made toward increasing the diversity of STEM students and professionals through education, outreach, and other strategies. Unfortunately, these efforts have not resulted in degrees attained or professional workforces that reflect the demographics of our nation, southwest region, or state. ¡MIRA! was created as a disruptive force in STEM, removing barriers […]
New collaborative program aims to prepare Native American students for careers in scientific computing
¡MIRA! researcher Naomi Lee highlighted as Co-I on new QIME 2 project, a program that aims to meets an overarching goal of the collaboration: to build awareness of career opportunities in scientific computing—a field in which Native Americans have been historically underrepresented—and provide pathways for students into these careers. Read the article here.
The CARE program aims to increase the number of Native American and underrepresented students (low income, disabled, etc…) in science, technology, engineering, math, and medical (STEMM) fields by engaging high school students at an earlier age (15+ years) through culturally relevant training in chemistry, biology, and healthcare fields. Find out more here.