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ANSEP alum receives prestigious NSF grant

Dr. Michele Yatchmeneff

ANSEP alum Dr. Michele Yatchmeneff is once again breaking down barriers for women in STEM.

After making history as the first female Alaska-native, tenure-track engineering professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2015, Yatchmeneff was recently awarded her third research grant. The National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award provides Yatchmeneff with $500,000 to advance a study on the importance of belonging in Alaska Native STEM education and develop a course aimed at informing primary educators on her findings.

Yatchmeneff says her goal is to “empower students to take on the world of STEM.”

Nikkie Viotto, The Alaska 100

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