Libraries co-host Native American Science and Engineering Program event

Libraries co-host Native American Science and Engineering Program event

June 24, 2022

David Mayhew (l) and Elia Nazarenko (r) help high school students build workstations. Photo: Steven Chang, University Libraries

The Native American Science and Engineering Program (NASEP) is a free program that provides an opportunity for Native American, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native high school students interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines to engage with the University of Arizona and industry professionals. 

employees watch students build workstations

For the first time, the University Libraries co-hosted and participated in this year’s NASEP Build that was held on June 15.

The year-long program, which is run by Early Academic Outreach, kicked off in June with a residential summer program where students participated in STEM related workshops hosted by Biosphere 2, the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, and various other campus units. 

The NASEP Build is a half-day workshop where students are taught to build a workstation from scratch.

Several staff members from our Technology Strategy & Services (TeSS) department teamed up with colleagues from the University Information Technology Services’ Campus IT Partnerships. Together, they lead the students through their workstation build project, said Steven Chang, head of Technology Strategy & Services. 

"All of us on the TeSS team were super excited about making this student outreach happen," said Chang.


Thanks to our Technology Strategy & Services colleagues for being a part of this year's event:    

Steven Chang
Kevin O'Dea
David Mayhew
Elia Nazarenko
Ryan Tombleson
Jackie Yabeny-Bahe
Raquel Zevallos