Reimagine STEM Summer Academy


Boozhoo/Greetings students, teachers, parents, and community members!

Chi miigwech (Great thanks) for your interest in the Reimagine STEM Summer Academy taking place June 17-29, 2018. Please feel free to call us with any questions at 906-227-2000 during business hours (7:30 am - 4 pm, M-F). NMU is in the Eastern Time Zone.

PARENTS | PARTICIPANTS -- please return your health forms, consent forms and behavior contracts by Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Food allergies are important to note as our cultural chef will create the menu for the second week. The first week - students will eat on the NMU Campus. We look forward to seeing your students on Sunday, June 17. On the NMU Campus - students and staff will be staying in Hunt Hall off of Wright St. (see building 73 on this map).

Academy students will be working with multiple NMU faculty: Aimee Cree Dunn, Leora Lancaster, April Lindala, Dr. Jud Sojourn, and Dr. Martin Reinhardt from Native American Studies; Dr. Patricia Killelea from English; Dr. Sarah Mittlefehldt from Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences; Dr. Erich Ottem from the Biology department; and Dr. Mitch Klett from the School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service.     

We are delighted to once again be working with colleagues from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bill Babbitt and James Davis will discuss Native American themes of ecological balance, and turning it into a physical system students will build: a mini-aquaponics tank. 

Academy students will also have the honor to be engaged in a number of workshops with the Reimagine STEM Academy Elders-in-Residence, Mary and Leonard Moose (Ojibwe) as well as Cultural Knowledge Holders and Artists: Leon Valliere (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe), Greg Johnson (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe); Lisa Brunk (Lac Vieux Desert Ojibwe); Gerald Jondreau (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community); Michelle Reed (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe); performing artist, Soufy (First Nations Ojibwe) and multiple representatives from Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Physical activity helps to boost brain power so students will also engage in various fitness activities through the duration of the Academy: Greg Johnson will facilitate martial arts workshops and Michelle Reed will facilitate N8V Fitness workshops. 

IF YOUR STUDENT IS FLYING into Sawyer International Airport (MQT) **PLEASE** share their itinerary as soon as possible.

Questions about the Reimagine STEM Summer Youth Academy - email April Lindala or call 906-227-2000 during business hours.


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