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Community-Based Science Module, Bois Forte

Education Grant Recipient: Anna Wirta Kosobuski, PhD

Grant Period: 2017-2018

Award Value: $19,950

Site: Bois Forte Indian Reservation

Read Wirta Kosobuski’s Final Report here

Project Summary:

Innovators of the Future, Bois Forte will provide for a year‐round community based program for 3rd‐6th grade Native American children at Bois Forte Reservation. Program activities will include science, math, regenerative medicine, biomedical research careers, Native American culture, and health and wellness. Project goals will be to improve confidence and comfort regarding science and math and increase awareness of advanced education and careers in biomedical science and research using a culturally relevant curriculum.

Nett Lake students visited the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth to learn more about DNA - read more

Their trip was covered by the Bois Forte News (page 10) and the program was mentioned in the Association of American Medical Colleges' AAMC News

Views of students' DNA models made with Twizzlers and Gummy Bears