ELEMENTS OF RECRUITING “Booth” Method: LNI Basketball tournament, OLC Career Fair, SDSMT Gear-up Expo
MORE EFFECTIVE RECRUITMENT Tiospaye Program – SDSMT AISES Student Chapter – SDSMT GEAR-UP – SDSMT Native American Club – SDSU Campus Flyers – SDSU Personal Contact - OLC Presentations, announcements, reminders Can be competitive
2011-2012 NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT RETENTION SDSMT – 6 of 6 interns still enrolled at SDSMT, first B.S. graduate May 2013 SDSU – 2 of 2 interns still enrolled at SDSU, 1 MS in process, 1 MS complete OLC – 6 of 7 interns still enrolled, 2 matriculated to 4 year programs Personal experience: mentoring and advising are critical! Financial support also important.
SUSTAINABILITY OLC faculty audit class (new offerings) the first semester it’s offered. Instructors from SDSMT/SDSU help as needed the 2 nd year. Carefully planned course schedules Recruitment: create interest in Pre-Engineering Deliver high-quality, motivational courses Instructors and students required for sustainability Flexibility Variety
MAKING COLLABORATIONS WORK Teaching Intro to Engineering Hansen/Benning, Tinant Surveying Berdanier, Tinant Construction Materials Hansen/Fick, Schwalm Intro to Geological Engineering LaGarry, Sawyer Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science Berdanier, Tinant Other Project meetings Conference calls w/SDSU Bi-Weekly SDSMT/OLC Service Learning Projects Daily updates/coordination Field work Poster presentations NSF Back to the Future REU 2011 PEEC intern currently participating Blacksmithing, Crazy Horse hike, poster presentations
COLLABORATIONS ESTABLISHED AS A RESULT OF PEEC NSF Back to the Future REU Thunder Valley Regenerative Community NSF EPSCoR RII T1 planning grant University of CO’s Native American Sustainable Housing Initiative (NASHI) EPA Environmental Education Grant
OPPORTUNITIES AS A RESULT OF COLLABORATIONS Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Design Class – 2012-2013 project (SDSMT/SDSU) Surveying SDSU/OLC/SDSMT Geotechnical Testing 2013 Projects NSF EPSCoR Geologic mapping OST EPP/NRRA OSSPEEC engineering and CU architecture students pose next to a net-zero straw bale house foundation
NSF EPSCOR PLANNING GRANT SD is eligible for submission in Fall 2013 Several planning grants awarded, many themes in development. “Net-Zero Energy Community Concepts” Bruce Berdanier, P.I. Tremendous Potential Design and Experimentation Water and Waste Bio – Inspired Materials Alternative Energies