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MATC Scholars Program 2018 Agenda
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Dates Meeting/Session Location/Rm#
Wednesday - October 10, 2018
5:00 PM Arrival and Check-in Hilton Garden Inn Downtown/Haymarket
801 R Street, Lincoln, 68508
6:00 PM Welcome Reception

Opening Prayer and Blessing
Ms. Phyllis Stone, Elder of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Opening Remarks
Dr. Laurence Rilett, P.E.
Director, Mid-America Transportation Center and Nebraska Transportation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Christopher Cornelius
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Panel: Expanding Your Future Using Education
Dr. Colette Yellow Robe
Assistant Director, Non-Cognitive Learning and Leadership, Student Support Services - TRIO Programs
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ms. Rebekka Schlichting
Assistant Director, Vision Maker Media
Ms. Sydney James
Civil Engineering Undergraduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Husker Rooms 2 & 3,
Hilton Garden Inn
Thursday - October 11, 2018
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM Breakfast (made to order and complimentary for hotel guests) Hilton Garden Inn
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Transition from Hilton Garden to UNL City Campus
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pre-Conference Assessment

Bureau of Sociological Research

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Unity Room, 212
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center,
1505 S Street, Lincoln, 68508
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM UNL Welcome and MATC Introduction

Dr. Laurence Rilett, P.E.

Director, Mid-America Transportation Center and Nebraska Transportation Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Unity Room, 212
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Overview of MATC Scholars Program

Dr. Christopher Cornelius
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Unity Room, 212
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM Native American Student Experiences & Why a 4-Year Degree Program

Dr. Christopher Cornelius
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Unity Room, 212
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Native Journeys with Indigenous Communities

Dr. Aaron Thomas
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Indigenous Research and STEM Education Director
University of Montana
Unity Room, 212
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Transition to Willa Cather Dining Center
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM Lunch

Mr. Kevin Abourezk
Managing Editor, Indianz.com
Red Cloud C, Willa Cather Dining Center
530 N 17th Street, Lincoln, 68588
1:10 PM - 1:20 PM Transition to Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
1:20 PM - 1:30 PM Group Photo
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Transferring Credits to a University

Mr. Radell Nared Jr.
Senior Assistant Director, Diversity & Community Outreach
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Unity Room, 212
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Building Your Education Degree

Mr. Spencer Thompson
Recruitment Coordinator, College of Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Unity Room, 212
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Funding Your Success & Eisenhower Scholarship

Mr. Gabriel Bruguier
Education and Outreach Coordinator, Mid-America Transportation Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Unity Room, 212
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Panel: Varied Paths in Educational Journeys

Members of the University of Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange (UNITE)
Unity Room, 212
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Transition to Nebraska State Capitol and Standing Bear Statue on Centennial Mall
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Tour of Nebraska State Capitol 1445 K St., Lincoln, 68508
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Transition to Nebraska Club
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Formal Dinner with Keynote Speaker

Ms. Judi gaiashkibos
Executive Director
Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs
Nebraska Club, 20th Floor of U.S. Bank Building
233 S 13 St., Lincoln, 68508
Friday - October 12, 2018
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast (made to order and complimentary for hotel guests) Hilton Garden Inn
8:00 PM - 8:30 AM Strategies for Success at a 4-Year Institution

Ms. Marisa Miakonda Cummings
Director, Native Student Services
University of South Dakota
Husker Rooms 2 & 3
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Panel: Succeeding at a 4-Year Institution

Dr. Christopher Cornelius
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Aaron Thomas
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Indigenous Research and STEM Education Director
University of Montana
Husker Rooms 2 & 3
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Transition to Memorial Stadium
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM UNL City Campus Tour Guided by Members of UNITE and Memorial Stadium Tour
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Transition to Hilton Garden Inn
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Panel: Native Student Groups and Your Success

Ms. Marisa Miakonda Cummings
Director, Native Student Services
University of South Dakota

Mr. Moises Padilla
Assistant Director, Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS); UNITE Advisor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Husker Rooms 2 & 3
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Break
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch and Closing Remarks

Dr. Robert “Bob” Wilhelm
Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Christopher Cornelius
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Husker Rooms 2 & 3
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Focus Groups

Bureau of Sociological Research
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Husker Rooms 2 & 3
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Post-Conference Assessment

Bureau of Sociological Research
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Husker Rooms 2 & 3
2:30 PM Adjourn