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K-12 teachers explore the vibrance of Native American perspectives and people

In workshop, U education professors address how to teach Native perspectives and issues in classrooms.


Green lit dark auditorium with students on the left, and a chemistry on the right.

Be the light in your community

Scientist and inventor Alice Min Soo Chun demonstrated how she used STEM to change communities and encouraged Indigenous graduates to do the same.


Red rock desert scene with a rock wall on the left with an ancient archaeological structure built in. Archaeologists are documenting the site. There is red rock, and sage green shrubs around the ground beneath the structure.

Protecting the past at Bears Ears

Bears Ears is not just about boundaries, it’s about management.


A close up of quaking aspen trees.

Indigenous land-use reduced catastrophic wildfires on the Fish Lake Plateau

U researchers found that 1,000 years ago, the Fremont used cultural burning to reduce the risk for large-scale wildfire activity in mountain environments.


A mural of the night sky, with a full moon. Constellations are drawn in the sky, the sky shows an arm of the Milky Way galaxy in fuchsia and dark blue, the full moon shows a figure of a rabbit in it. The foreground is a silhouette of a hill with a wolf howling, people pointing at the sky. The bottom has numbers that show how the darkness gets lighter towards the city due to light pollution.

Dark sky’s future leaders

The first undergraduate cohort of the dark sky studies minor completed the Dark Sky Studies Capstone course with projects that made an impact in Utah’s communities.


Statement: Black Lives Matter

We are committed to justice, equity and creating a society welcoming of all.


Photo of Dominique Pablito by Matt Toledo

Whatever it takes

University of Utah student Dominique Pablito’s inspirational story is highlighted among Native students and professionals in STEM.