Aug. 4, 2017
UA Hosts Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans Program
TUCSON, Ariz. — The fourth year of the Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans Research Experience program has come to a close at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences.
The IOU-NA program is designed for Native American students to participate in hands-on research opportunities at the UA in optics and photonics, as well as in hydrology, astronomy, soil sciences, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences and more.
IOU-NA students participate in Native American focused workshops facilitated by the Center for Integrated Access Networks staff and the UA's Native American-serving entities. This summer, 12 students from across the U.S. came together and presented unique and innovative research. Over the last four years, the IOU-NA program has hosted 35 NA students from 12 different tribes and 17 different universities. The program will continue for two more years based on National Science Foundation Funding. This year's students are listed below along with their project titles and mentors.
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