Registration is open for the 2017 Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy. Click here to register online.
If you would like to submit the application form via email or mail, click here to download.
Note: In addition to completing the application form, the Release Form must be downloaded, physically signed, and returned by a parent or legal guardian. Click on the Parent/Guardian Release Form button for further details.
The NCIA/MATC Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy is a six-day summer camp that provides Native students with the leadership skills to positively impact their tribal communities and shape their futures. The academy, held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, offers a broad range of interactive, hands-on activities that expose students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-related opportunities after high school while gaining a greater appreciation for Native history and culture. Activities include completing daily video diaries, touring the Nebraska State Capitol, exploring Standing Bear Trail, building remote control boats at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation Campus, and visiting several museums. The academy is an extension of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affair’s Sovereign Native Youth Leadership Program and the Mid-America Transportation Center’s STEM after-school program Roads, Rails and Race Cars.