Watch the Video! Environmental STEM: Real World Science

Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR is cultivating a stronger and more diverse STEM workforce through a portfolio of outreach initiatives designed to increase participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.
One of these programs is the Jones Academy Summer STEM Camp--a partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The STEM academy provides Native American high school students from federally recognized tribes with hands-on, real-world experiences in environmental science, pre-engineering, robotics, and more.
In July of 2015, the Jones Academy program visited Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) students of Dr. Garey Fox helped campers explore the science of stream restoration and rehabilitation in Cow Creek.  Dr. Fox is the lead researcher on the Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR RII Award and director of the Oklahoma Water Resources Center.
To learn more about the program, watch the YouTube video.  
The Jones Academy, located in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, was founded by the Choctaw Nation in 1891. The Academy provides a home and education to American Indian children from as many as 29 different federally recognized tribes across the United States.