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Costa Rice International Research Experience (CRIRE)

December 9-21, 2018

The All Nations Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ANLSAMP) program and the SKC Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP), in conjunction with the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), announces the third short-term international research experience for eligible undergraduates. The goal of the Costa Rica International Research Experience (CRIRE) project is fourfold, 1) enhance research skills for TCU students, 2) enhance research and mentoring skills for TCU faculty researchers, 3) to improve the participation rate in the full 8-week summer research program by exposing AMP scholars & TCU students to an international experience on a short term project, and 4) development of cultural capital of participants through cross-cultural and cross-institutional experiences.

The program will be a total of 13 days, with nine full days at the Las Cruces Biological Station (LCBS) learning and conducting research as well as participating in short field trips to explore local culture. Students, along with their Faculty Mentors are expected to complete a small field project, including experimental design, data gathering, and analysis to prepare for a presentation of results at the conclusion of the program. Students and Faculty Mentors will experience the process of applying the scientific method to ecological inquiry and discovery in a collaborative and team-oriented environment.

Follow student and faculty participants as they blog about their experiences and observations:

Aaniih Nakoda College
Diné College
Haskell Indian Nations University
Heritage University
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Leech Lake Tribal College
Navajo Technical College
Salish Kootenai College
United Tribes Technical College
University of Idaho

*denotes mentor