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UM BRIDGES: Bridging divides across the food-energy-water nexus

UM BRIDGES (DGE #1633831) is a graduate training program at the University of Montana focused on the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus. UM BRIDGES trains graduate students to conduct cutting-edge and cross-sector research on complex FEW problems, and prepares these students to succeed in a range of science and science-related jobs through an innovative, interdisciplinary program. The training program comprises coursework, seminars, and workshops and provides opportunities for international and interdisciplinary collaboration and research. Trainees are also eligible for funding support for various FEW-related activities.

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New Course Offering at WSU

The College of Education at WSU will be offering a new course called “Indigenous Epistemology & Methodology” (ED PSYCH 521) Fall 2016. The course will implement the study and application of Indigenous Epistemology and Methodology. Please see the flyer below for a full description of the course, including days and times, and contact information.

Indigenous Epistemology Methodology Flyer

New COSMOS Member

Northwest Indian College is now a member of the PNW COSMOS Alliance!    We welcome  the newest members of the PNW COSMOS family,  Dr. Emma Norman, Northwest Indian College Science Department Chair, and Mr. Patrick Freeland, Northwest Indian College Academic and Career Advisor.  

UM BRIDGES: Bridging divides across the food-energy-water nexus

The Alliance Newsletter strives to disseminate opportunities for Native students across our eight institutions. In this supplemental issue of the monthly newsletter, we invite you to explore and disseminate the following information about a new NSF-funded opportunity for graduate studies at the University of Montana: UM BRIDGES: Bridging divides across the food-energy-water nexus (DGE #1633831). For a full description of the program, please visit the UM Bridges webpage.

MSU Professor Guest Speaker in Hanover

PNW COSMOS member Dr. Sweeney Windchief, Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education at Montana State University,  will be a guest speaker for the August 15, 2015 PROMISE AGEP Summer Success Institute in Hanover, Maryland:   https://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/promise-summer-success-institute-ssi-august-15-2015/romiseagep.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/promise-summer-success-institute-ssi-august-15-2015/

SKC Offers Professional Certification in Indigenous Research

Please see this document and http://americanindigenousresearchassociation.org/certification/ for more information.

nsf1-1The primary sponsor for PNW-COSMOS is the National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Human Resource Development (HRD). This project is supported by: Collaborative Research: The Pacific Northwest Alliance to develop, implement and study a STEM Graduate Education Model for American Indians and Alaska Natives. This is an AGEP – T: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Transformation under HRD grants # 1432932 (Washington State University), #1432910 (University of Idaho), #1432694 (University of Montana), and #1431773 (Montana State University).  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.