Pacific Islanders

AISES Receives $962,500 Grant From the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Increase the Representation of Indigenous Peoples in STEM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., September 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - AISES announced today that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $962,500 general operating grant to increase the representation of Indigenous peoples in North America and the Pacific Islands in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and careers. Over the next three years, grant funds will strengthen and build the AISES internal capacity to produce and use data and knowledge in advancing its work.

Inspiring Islanders: Crossing an Ocean to Pursue Biotechnology

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At the U.S. Amgen Scholars symposium at UCLA in July, an unexpected reunion occurred. When Janielle Cuala took the stage to explain her summer research at Caltech, Kristina Folta couldn’t believe her eyes: It was a friend of hers from Guam with whom she played rugby. “I was so excited to see someone else coming out of Guam and entering the STEM field,” Folta recalls.

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