The Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Program will be at the U of M from May 26 - May 31, 2019. Forty-one students will spend five days working with U of M scientists and researchers in their laboratories and in the field.
The program aims to increase the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students graduating from science and engineering programs in Canada. Indigenous students in grade 11 are invited to apply for scholarships to spend a week at a Canadian university.
They will also have a chance to experience campus life and explore student supports, such as the Indigenous Student Centre.
Learn more about the history of the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program.
Students learn about muscular movement and responses in the perceptual motor integration lab in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.
Students visit The Forks to measure oxygen and temperature levels in the Assiniboine and Red Rivers. Once the water samples were attained, they were taken back to the lab to determine how much bacteria was in each.
Students with an interest in Engineering leanred how to make a kit rocket and had an opportunity to launch their projects.
READ MORE ABOUT STUDENTS' PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES AT THE VERNA J. KIRKNESS PROGRAM: