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About Project AAIMS

 

​​Project AAIMS

(Advancing American Indians in Medical and STEM careers)

The Osage County Interlocal Cooperative (OCIC) in consortium with Anderson, Bowring, Hominy, Osage Hills, Pawhuska, Shidler, Woodland, and Wynona Schools in Osage County and Frontier School in Noble County, the Tribal Education Agency-Osage Nation Education Department (ONED), and the Tribal Education Agency-Otoe-Missouria Education Department (OMED) were awarded a 2015 grant under The Indian Education Demonstration Grants Program. Project AAIMS’ (Advancing American Indians in Medical and STEM careers) Native Youth Community Project promotes college and career readiness of Indian children.

 

Program Staff

Jacque Canady, Project Director

Debra Bennett, STEM and Literacy Coordinator

Clark Pepper, Tribal Education Advocate - Frontier

Becki Pierce- Early Childhood Specialist

Program Partners

Mad Science 

Northern Oklahoma College

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS)

Oklahoma State University Extension

Osage Nation Communities of Excellence

Osage Nation Education Department

Otoe-Missouria Education Department

Southern Regional Education Board

Tulsa Children's Museum 

Tulsa National Weather Service

Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance

Wondertorium


Upcoming Activities

    

HIGH SCHOOL STEM SCHOLARSHIP

FOR ASPIRING COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOTS

The goal of the scholarship is to support high school students who are serious about becoming a certified drone pilot by helping them prepare for the FAA's Part 107 test. The Part 107 test covers everything you need to know to fly a drone commercially in the U.S. In case you’re wondering, the minimum age required to be a commercial drone pilot is 16. READ MORE AND APPLY HERE.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WJm6XEFCcoWuFkLb_mLPx1a9k2ahNU1PIAVqxh8e038/edit#

October 31 High school students compete in engineering challenges modeled after The Hunger Games - http://tulsastem.org/engineer-games/

 

November 10 -   K-12 students from Tulsa are presented with complex problems (e.g. homelessness, transportation, health, hunger, energy) and challenged through seven prompts to work on research and present their findings alongside regional researchers at Tulsa Research Kids Day - http://tulsastem.org/tulsa-research-kids/

November 10 - Join the Oklahoma Women in STEM and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology for a hands-on day of STEM! Discover careers and celebrate the fun of aviation! This event is an incredible opportunity for girls in middle and high school -http://tulsastem.org/event/reach-for-the-sky-2/

November 18 - Drone competition - Students complete a series of challenges using drones that they construct - http://tulsastem.org/drone-competition/

 Teachers present students with questions, and students discover their answers. Date coming.

December 2 -  Students choose from a list of 20 building that local architects have verified as being worthy of students' study to build a scale model replica gingerbread building!  These delicious projects take longer than you think and they are worth every second for their ability to build teamwork, spatial reasoning and creative problem solving - http://tulsastem.org/gingerbread-building-competition/

Teacher Resources

STEM POSSIBILITIES for your CLASSROOM/SCHOOL

ALL PLANS MUST BE APPROVED AND SCHEDULED THROUGH OCIC

Contact Debbie Bennett at 918-885-2667 or dbennett@ocic.k12.ok.us

STEM POSSIBILITIES for your CLASSROOM.docx

 

Future Medical Students Visit OSU-CHS

Pawhuska and Hominy High School students interested in careers in the medical field were given the opportunity to visit Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science. During this visit, students were able to attend labs, use medical simulation equipment, and speak to both current medical students and their professors. 

 

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Student Resources

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU PLAN, PREPARE AND PAY FOR COLLEGE

http://www.ucango2.org/ 

 

Parent Awareness

From Cradle to College

http://www.ucango2.org/Publications.html

Do you qualify for FAFSA? (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execution=e1s1

Oklahoma's Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition. 

https://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/

Information on starting a career/college plan

https://secure.okcollegestart.org/

Financial Aid Planning and Scholarships

https://secure.okcollegestart.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/_default.aspx

Discover Oklahoma Colleges and Universities

https://www.okhighered.org/state-system/colleges-universities/

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