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The 2019 NCIA/MATC Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy will take place on Sunday, June 2 - Friday, June 7, 2019. The application deadline has been extended to May 15, 2019. 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 and Nebraska Innovation Studio Guest Waiver must be downloaded, have a physical signature from the parent or legal guardian, and returned. Click on the red Parent/Guardian Release Form button on the left for further details.

The NCIA/MATC Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy is a six-day summer program held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. The mission is two-fold: (1) to provide an extended learning opportunity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects, and (2) explore a wide-range of education and career options after high school. The academy offers a broad range of hands-on activities that build leadership skills and interest in STEM subjects and transportation-related careers while engaging with Native American history and culture. The curriculum is developed and implemented by Native American faculty, students, and leaders from across the country. Attendees have the unique opportunity to build a professional network with Native American guest speakers and panelists, who provide mentorship by sharing their education and career success.

NCIA/MATC Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy