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American Indian Graduate Center

82220111012259566-150x88The American Indian Graduate Center was established in 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to provide fellowships to American Indian and Alaskan Native graduate students throughout the United States. Since its founding, it has disbursed more than 16,000 graduate fellowships across disciplines totaling more than $44 million.
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Drones for Wildlife Conservation

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Does that snout say “hangover cure” to you? It does to thousands of people in Asia who rely on traditional medicines made from endangered animals to cure everything from headaches to infertility. In 2014 alone, 1,214 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa, mostly for the Asian market. The practice is unsustainable at best; at worst, it’s catastrophic for the species and their ecosystems alike. Students at the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies are devising mathematical methods to crack down on hunters.

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Million Women Mentors Reaches Out to STEM Girls

MWMFINAL_(3)smThere is a lot written about the disparity of women in the STEM fields. Only 19.1% of engineering graduates are women, but even worse, according to an NSF study only 11% of practicing engineers are women. Enter Million Women Mentors, a new initiative to provide women interested in STEM fields with mentorship throughout middle school, high school, and beyond. Continue reading Million Women Mentors Reaches Out to STEM Girls