发布日期,周一,6月21日,2021年

涟漪成为南达科他州矿山的浪潮庆祝了10年的Tiospaye学者计划

南达科塔矿业的一个帐篷上装饰着所有Tiospaye毕业生的手印。

在Lakota语言中,Tiospaye这个词意味着“大家庭”。这正是南达科他州矿山校园里的Tiospaye计划已成为这么多美洲原住民的学生。

Tiospaye项目于2010年启动,由国家科学基金会提供的10年资助。该项目由Mines教授卡特·科克博士(Dr. Carter Kerk)领导,旨在帮助增加美国原住民学生在科学、技术、工程和数学方面的数量。它确实做到了这一点。2020年12月,该项目的第50名学生毕业。现在10年的拨款已经结束,Kerk正在努力争取私人资金,以继续一个项目,他认为这有助于确保校园里的美国原住民学生获得成功的支持。欲了解更多信息,请通过Carter.Kerk@sdsmt.edu联系Kerk。

Tiospaye学者

Heather Rogers EE 18助理电气工程师伯恩斯&麦克唐奈,亚利桑那州

在纳瓦霍族(Navajo Nation)的家里,希瑟·罗杰斯(Heather Rogers) 12岁时才用上自来水和电。在成长过程中,她目睹了家人和同龄人与酗酒和毒瘾作斗争。但有一件事她在她的角落里是使她的社区变得更好的动力和她的家人的期望,她会得到教育和成功。罗杰斯是纳瓦霍族(Navajo Nation)的注册成员,他在高中时对STEM产生了兴趣。“我知道我喜欢STEM领域,它们是很有前途的职业,”她说。“另外,我真的想做有意义的工作,而这就是我的出路。”高中毕业后,她获得了在斯科茨代尔社区学院打篮球的奖学金,并在那里获得了副学士学位。从那以后,她转到了另一所大专学校,在那里她继续打篮球,但她想在学业上更上一层楼。她了解到了南达科塔矿业公司,并最终获得了哈德洛克篮球奖学金。到2015年,她进入了学校,但过渡很困难。罗杰斯与她觉得无法认同自己成长经历的其他球员之间没有联系。 She was far from home, facing rigorous academics, and feeling alone. “I felt different. I felt out of place,” she says. “It was rough. After my first semester I was ready to throw in the towel.” Tiospaye made the difference. “I got really involved in Tiospaye at the end of my first semester, and that saved me,” she says. “The other students in Tiospaye came from the same places I came from. They understood the struggle of having so many people depending on you.”Tiospaye created a supportive community of students who work together to succeed. “My second and third year I made some of my best friends there on the basketball team and in the Tiospaye Program.”Now working at Burns & McDonnell, Rogers is back in Arizona and focused on growing as an engineer. “My 10-year-goal is to learn all I can and then hopefully transition some of that back to my home community,” she says. “I want to see my work have a positive impact on people ... to make an impact on where I come from and the people who I belong to.

Jacob Phipps Chem 14项目经理美国环境保护局,第9区,加利福尼亚州

没有Tiospaye计划,Jacob Phipps不会毕业于南达科他矿。但是,他已经做了,今天是Muscogee Creek Nation部落的读书成员29岁的校友,是加利福尼亚州旧金山的美国环境保护局的补救项目经理。,监督废弃铀矿的清理西南,特别是纳瓦霍国家。雅各在凤凰城长大,当时他进入亚利桑那州北部大学时是一首第一代大学生,拥有全面的奖学金来踢足球和学习化学。两年后,化学和迪足球的负荷造成了损失。他去寻找改变,最终与南达科他州矿山的田径相连。金博app他于2012年抵达校园,从开始面临挑战。“我从来没有远离家乡,”他说。“当我搬到南达科他州时,我陷入了一个黑暗的地方。我不开心。“ Fortunately, he eventually connected with Tiospaye mentor Dee LeBeau. Suddenly, he felt more grounded and comfortable. “She was a really big part of my life when I was at South Dakota Mines,” he says. He became more deeply involved in the Tiospaye Program, joined the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and developed friendships with other Native American students. The experience brought him closer to his Native American culture, which prompted him after graduation to work in positions that help Native American populations: Indian Health Service, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. After graduating from Mines in 2014, Jacob went on to earn a master’s degree in environmental science and engineering from Oregon Health and Science University. It’s a program he was unaware he even had an interest in until Kerk recommended he consider an environmental internship. That newly found interest led to Oregon and eventually the EPA. “It’s the folks you meet along the way ... they led me to where I am today,” he says.

Jessica Muxen Ieem 10 / Ms Ieem 13高级助理工程工程师柯林斯航天,爱荷华州

当Jessica Muxen于2005年首次抵达南达科他州地雷时,她是一个小男孩的单身母亲,小男孩Wiht Little Money和Postpects很少。如今,蒙克伦是柯林斯航天的高级助理工程师。她认为Tiospaye计划帮助她到达那里。“这是像Tiospaye和Kerk博士这样的人的节目,当我从来没有任何我以为我愿意或甚至可以做的时候,帮助我成为工程师,”她说。蒙克恩的父母在美国陆军遇到了。她的母亲是美国原住民,并在松树岭预约上长大;她的父亲是克里奥尔,在路易斯安那州长大。当她的父母离开军队后离婚后,妈士在母亲在急流城工作时与她的祖母一起生活在松树岭。感谢她在高中的好成绩,她降落了威斯康星州迦太基学院的奖学金。她当时描述自己是“漫无目的”。 She dropped out after freshman year and returned to Rapid City, where she worked at Walmart and reconnected with a high school boyfriend. They married and “the veil came off,” she says of her ex-husband’s abusive nature. She tolerated the abuse until the day she witnessed her husband screaming at her two-week old son, LeRoy. Muxen says she packed her bags and left the next morning. Working minimum wage jobs in Rapid City, she was “just barely getting by” when she enrolled at Oglala Lakota College for accounting. That led to a meeting with a fellow student who also attended Mines and encouraged her to apply. “I took my first class at Mines, Algebra II, and I loved it. I loved the campus, I loved the challenge. Maybe I was finally ready. I had a goal in mind.”Muxen went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mines, all while raising her son. She leaned on the Tiospaye Program and her fellow Native American students for support and encouragement. Tiospaye provided scholarship support as well as a place where she felt at home. “I think having the opportunity to be with a community that will support you when you’re new at it ... it’s a huge help,” she says of Tiospaye. “The only way I was able to get through Mines was the support."

洛根Gayton CEE 17 / MS CEE 19 FMG工程,拉皮德市

当洛根盖顿于2012年达到南达科他州地雷时,他遇到了没有完成饮料或离开好吃的学生的同学困惑。“从家里和左半边照顾包裹的学生......没有完成它,”他说。“那些是一些文化冲击。我本来从来没有这样做过。“乔顿,纪念夏妮河塞欧克部落的成员,永远不会这样做,因为成长他的家庭”没有大量的任何东西。“主要由一位母亲在快速城市,盖顿和他的三兄弟早期学会了,因为没有理所当然地拿走。从高中开始,他工作了一份工作来帮助支付方式。在他的高级城市中高中的高级高中,盖顿被迫辞职以获得一份工作,因为金钱很紧张。从南达科他州地雷的开始,他利用了Tiospaye计划必须提供的 - 奖学金,编程,指导,最重要的是,社区感。“Tiospaye绝对让它更容易,”他说。“当你上大学时,你来自某个背景,有些学生无法联系。这是一个来自类似背景的其他人的一种方式。 We were all broke in the same color.”What he also found in Tiospaye was fellow students who wanted to help each other succeed. “We were in service to each other to make sure we all made it,” he says. “I had three other friends who were in civil (engineering) and when we all took classes, we took them together. It made it fun and easier to succeed together.”Still, it wasn’t easy. Near the end of his bachelor’s program, Gayton was working four part-time jobs in addition to going to school. With the support of Tiospaye and fellow Tiospaye students, as well as his wife Dani, Gayton went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering. Today, he works as an engineer with FMG Engineering in Rapid City and has plans to someday get his PhD and possibly teach. He credits Tiospaye for helping to make it all happen.


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关于南达科他州地雷

南达科他州地雷成立于1885年,是全国领先的工程,科技大学之一。南达科他州矿山以实惠的价格提供学士,硕士硕士,硕士,博士学位,硕士学位,一流的教育。该大学注册了2,475名学生,平均班级为24级。南达科他州毕业生的矿井矿泉位售价为97%,平均起薪超过66,150美元。对于这些原因,学院的事实排名南达科他州矿山,投资回报的1工程学院。在网上找到我们www.marvmarcano.com. 和Facebook推特linkedinInstagramSnapchat.

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