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MSEIP Special Project (Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Project)

FUNDING SOURCE_________________________________US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PROJECT DIRECTOR________________________________________________Eric Shulund
PROJECT COORDINATOR_________________________________________Delphine Sangrey
FUNDING YEARS________________________________________10/01/2012 – 09/30/2014
OBJECTIVES:
1. To recruit, enroll, and support more underrepresented American Indian students ( with an emphasis on women) into STEM-related majors, providing support to prepare pre-freshmen for post-secondary education and improving preparedness of our students for a four-year institution.
2. Conduct Summer Bridge Program and Stipends Provide mentors for students.

Montana NSF EPSCoR

FUNDING SOURCE______________________________________The University of Montana
PROJECT DIRECTOR___________________________________________Cory Sangrey-Billy
PROJECT COORDINATOR___________________________________________Brett Runnion
FUNDING YEARS_________________________________December 1, 2007 - July 31, 2010
OBJECTIVES:

As the situation stands, many Native American students who enroll in a STEM major at four-year institutions, switch to another major or drop out of school. The data seems to indicate that these students have difficulty succeeding in the college-level Calculus course that they need for most STEM degrees. Failing this Calculus course removes students from the proper four-year engineering track and hundreds if not thousands of tuition dollars behind. The current EPSCoR subaward for SCC is designed to promote greater success amongst Native American students who enroll in math or engineering intensive degrees. The main focus of the subaward is the six week summer "Accelerated Math Program" that is designed to bring students from an Algebra II level skill-set and give them the skills to pass their Calculus course. Throughout the rest of the year, the grant coordinator stays in touch with the former students and advises them on further techniques for success. Additionally, this grant provides for additional math instruction throughout the normal school year.

Montana INBRE II: A Multidisciplinary Research Network

FUNDING SOURCE_____________________________________National Institute of Health
PROJECT DIRECTOR________________________________________Edward (Larry) Gomoll
FUNDING YEARS_______________________________September 25, 2001 – April 30, 2014
OBJECTIVES:
1. To strengthen our health enhancement program and encourage increased student participation in health fields.
2. During the five-year project period, Stone Child College will provide students (two students in Years 1-2 and five students in Years 3-5) with financial support to encourage participation in health fields, with at least four (4) of those students achieving degrees or matriculating to a four-year institution by the end of Year 5, as evidenced by participant files, program records, and evaluation results.
3. During the five year project period, Stone Child College will enhance our health curriculum by developing articulation agreements detailing transferability and relevance of credits with at least four (4) colleges throughout the state as evidenced by the completed articulation agreements, program records, and evaluation results.
4. During the five year project period, Stone Child College will modify the allied health curricula by adding a minimum of five (5) new courses by the end of the project period as evidenced by new courses, program records, and evaluation results.
5. During the five year project period, Stone Child College will enhance our ethics offerings by expanding at least eight (8) courses to include an ethics component; holding monthly ethics forums; and developing at least two (2) one credit Ethics courses as evidenced by updated course syllabi, monthly ethics forum sign in sheets, updated course schedules, program records, and evaluation results.

Indian Education Professional Development Program

FUNDING SOURCE___________________________________U.S. Department of Education
PROJECT DIRECTOR___________________________________________Cory Sangrey-Billy
PROJECT COORDINATOR___________________________________________Barbara Bacon
PROJECT ASSISTANT_____________________________________________Kenny Gardipee
FUNDING YEARS_______________________________________July 7, 2012 – July 6, 2015
OBJECTIVES:
1. Implement a program in which a minimum of 20 students per year will receive support to attend an institute of higher education in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in education with 20 participants earning certification as a teacher in Montana by the end of the project period, as measured by attendance rates, graduation rates, participant files, program records, and internal and external evaluation results.
2. Work collaboratively with Montana State University-Northern & University of Montana-Western by selecting a faculty member from each to serve on the selection committee, allowing instructor to instructor collaboration to occur at least two (2) times per month, and serving as a liaison between the institutions with a minimum of one (1) contact made per month, and serving as a liaison between the institutions with a minimum of one (1) contact made
per month per student, as evidenced by program records, contact logs, and internal and external evaluation results.
3. Support an induction program including mentoring, professional development, and cohort meetings for a minimum of 20 program participants who have earned certification as a teacher, as measured by meeting attendance, program records, and internal and external evaluation results.

Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)

FUNDING SOURCE________________________________________U.S. Department of Education
PROJECT DIRECTOR__________________________________________________Clarice Morsette
PROJECT COORDINATOR_______________________________________Peggy E. Riotutar-Aquino
PROJECT COUNSELOR/JOB PLACEMENT OFFICER____________________________ Wilma J. Tyner
PROJECT OFFECE MANAGER/ DATA ENTRY TECHNICIAN _____________________Wanda St. Marks
FUNDING YEARS__________________________________October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2012
EXTENTION DATES________________________________October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013
PROGRAM FUNDING:
The NACTEP program helps cover tuition/fees cost in the amount of $580.00 and books in the amount of $92.00 per semester.
The NACTEP program provides a job placement stipend for 14.33 hours per week that pays $7.25 per hour.
OBJECTIVES:
1. Meet the needs of adult American Indian members of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in Box Elder, Montana.
2. Develop and implement a comprehensive Native American Career and Technical Education Program which will provide education, training, job readiness skills, and work experience to a minimum of fifty (50) full-time adults per year.
3. Provide career and guidance counseling, on the job work experience, and job and continuing education placement services through our Native American Career and Technical Education Program to a minimum of 150 American Indian students.