The University of South Dakota’s HHMI-IE program, Inclusive Science Initiative, aspires to become a regional leader in providing high-quality training in the sciences to undergraduates from non-traditional background. Specifically, our program focuses on students from under-represented minorities (URM) and those who are the first in their families to attend college with an emphasis placed on American Indian students who represent the largest ethnic minority in South Dakota. The program’s philosophy is that students from under-represented groups already have to make many changes to adapt to their academic institution and it is time for the institution to adapt to the needs of these students. Our programmatic goals are to enhance mentorship training, create an environment that stimulates an interest in the sciences in a broad range of students, provide the tools for the students themselves to cultivate a science identity that meshes with their cultural identity, and to understand in greater detail the motivational processes that promote student success in the sciences. Ultimately, this program aspires to increase the number of students from under-represented backgrounds enrolled as science majors at USD to levels that are consistent with the demographics in our region. For more information, see the ISI website.

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Brochures

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Area Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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Exploring Culture Awareness: First-Generation Students, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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Exploring Culture Awareness-Native American, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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Inclusive Science Initiative, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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Neuroscience (NSCI) 101: Let’s Talk About Stress, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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Wawokiya Peer Mentoring Program, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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F19 A&S 100 FYE: Sustainable Missouri River, Meghann Jarchow

Campus Events

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AISES Region 5 Conference, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

Event Posters

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9th Annual Native American Alumni Dinner(B. Yazzie Dinner Program), Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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Building A Green Economy:Indigenous Strategies For a Sustainable Future, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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Mapping the Missing-NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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Mentoring Workshop for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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The Battle for White Clay, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

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The Whiteclay Closure- Prophecy, Inclusive Science Initiative Program

Publications

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Wawokiya Mentor/Mentee Handbook, Donis Drappeau

Reports

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USD-HHMI Inclusive Science Initiative Annual Report(2017-2018), Shane A. Nordyke

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USD-HHMI 2018 Faculty Focus Group Report, Ben Michael Schaap

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Like Two different worlds: American Indian perspectives on college-going in South Dakota, South Dakota Board of Regents

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Program Evaluation 2018 – 2019(Annual Report), The Government Research Bureau

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The University of South Dakota Climate for Diversity Survey Final Report 2016, Jesús Treviño, Sheilynda Stewart, Tracy Chapman, Laurie Lind, Vanessa Carlson, Beth Boyd, and Lamont Sellers

Syllabus

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FYE: Sustainable Missouri River Syllabus, Meghann Jarchow

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NSCI 101: Let’s Talk About Stress Syllabus, Lisa McFadden