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Hutlee'/Umyuarchdelee Program (Image 4)

August 23, 2010
Evelyn James of Ft. Yukon, Alaska, prepares to take a temperature reading to determine the caloric value of different foods--in this case, a corn chip--during a science lab at orientation for the Hutlee'/Umyuarchdelee Math Focus Project. The project is managed though the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Interior-Aleutians and Bristol Bay campuses and funded by the National Science Foundation's Tribal College and University Program.

The goal of Hutlee'/Umyuarchdelee is to help Natives and rural Alaskans succeed in college and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Students must be interested in working on a college degree from home in the areas of science, math and technology and be able to make a two-year commitment to the project. If accepted to the project, rural students will take university classes by distance delivery via audio conference from their rural communities. The project also provides extra academic support to the student to ensure success in math and science courses. Several times per year, Hutlee students attend week-long learning institutes in Fairbanks, where they meet teachers and other students, strengthen academic skills, and learn how to use UAF distance delivery technology. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in internships and science career opportunities. At project end, participating students will have completed 4 credits of calculus and have a plan to complete an associate or bachelors degree at UAF. [Image 4 of 11 related images. See Image 5.] (Date of Image: 2003)


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