PIT in Tribal Communities
This project provides a model for career pipeline/placement and builds a working group in PIT at RIT specifically aimed at working within tribal communities. This is accomplished within the framework of a well-established faculty-tribal relationship, and through the RIT Future Stewards Program and its tribal affiliations. The working group will be initiated through information sessions and a request for proposals for three student fellowships and two faculty mini-grants. Working group members will participate in a Native Science and Technology workshop before funded projects begin. The project would conclude with a roundtable discussion of outcomes, institutional resources, and future needs.