LOWER BRULE RESEARCH

COMMUNITY CENTERED SCIENCE

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We are working to give more people the opportunity to ask and answer the questions that are important to them and their community.

To achieve our mission we employ middle school and high school students part time for eight weeks over the summer months as researchers. Through regular community meetings we develop community centered research projects. Then over the summer, student researchers work with adult community educators and college mentors to plan, conduct, and analyze these community driven experiments. This process simultaneously provides students with a hands on scientific research education, while giving them the opportunity to address important issues around community health and sustainability in a culturally responsive way.