OUR PARTNERS
 

 

NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research established in 1958. Since 2006, NASA's mission statement has been to "pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research."  To do this NASA uses the vantage point of space to achieve with our partners and the science community an understanding of our planet as well as the solar system, the interplanetary environment and the universe beyond. In so doing, we lay the intellectual foundation for the robotic and human expeditions of the future while meeting today's needs for scientific information to address national concerns, such as climate change and space weather. At every step we share the journey of scientific exploration with the public and partner with others to substantially improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education nationwide.


 

ESRI

Geography connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. Esri is built on the philosophy that a geographic approach to problem solving ensures better communication and collaboration. Geographic information system (GIS) technology leverages this geographic insight to address social, economic, business, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global scales.


 

USGS EROS

Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is a remotely sensed data management, systems development, and research field center for the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Geography Discipline. The USGS is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. EROS opened in the early 1970's with a handful of employees and the largest mainframe computer in the State of South Dakota. It currently houses one of the largest computer complexes in the Department of the Interior. EROS has approximately 600 government and contractor employees.


 

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

UCAR serves as a hub for research, education, and public outreach for the atmospheric and Earth system science community. We manage the National Center for Atmospheric Research and UCAR Community Programs on behalf of the National Science Foundation and the university community. Our headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado.Founded in 1960, UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of North American member universities, each of which grants doctoral degrees in the atmospheric and related sciences, plus an increasing number of international affiliates offering comparable degrees, and North American academic affiliates offering predoctoral degrees.


 

National Center for Atmospheric Research

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR's mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related physical, biological and social systems; to support, enhance and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community – nationally and internationally; and to foster transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. The National Science Foundation is NCAR's primary sponsor, with significant additional support provided by other U.S. government agencies, other national governments and the private sector.


 

Haskell Indian Nations University

Twenty-two American Indian children entered the doors of a new school in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1884 to begin an educational program that focused on agricultural education in grades one through five. Today, Haskell continues to serve the educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native people from across the United States. For more than 117 years, American Indians and Alaska Natives have been sending their children to Haskell, and Haskell has responded by offering innovative curricula oriented toward American Indian/Alaska Native cultures.


 

White Earth Tribal and Community College

The White Earth Tribal and Community College is a Tribally chartered institution of higher education, which offers certificates, associate degrees, and other degree programs through affiliation agreements with other degree–granting institutions of higher education. The College is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the National Association of Land Grant Institutions. Beginning in 1979, Tribal members began the initiative to provide local higher education services in partnership with Moorhead State University. On September 8, 1997 the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council established the White Earth Tribal and Community College (WETCC). On September 8, 1997 the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council passed Resolution #038–97–005 establishing the White Earth Tribal and Community College (WETCC). On October 27, 1997 the college opened its doors to 40 students enrolled in several computer courses and a business communications course. On February 23, 1998 classes for the spring semester began with nearly 70 students enrolled in a variety of classes. The college anticipates continuous growth and demand for the services of the White Earth Tribal and Community College.


 

 

Tohono O'odham Community College

Tohono O'odham Community College's vision is to become the Tohono O'odham Nation's center for higher education, and to enhance the Nation's participation in the local, state, national, and global communities.  As an accredited and land grant institution, TOCC's mission is to enhance our unique Tohono O'odham Himdag by strengthening individuals, families, and communities through holistic, quality higher education services. These services will include research opportunities and programs that address academic, life, and development skills.


 

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