Dr. Michele Yatchmeneff #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
Dr. Michele Yatchmeneff is an adovcate for Alaska Native students in STEM, engineer, mentor and is the first female Native engineering professor at the University of Aalaska. Dr. Yatchmeneff is also the recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Grant.
It was at Purdue that Yatchmeneff started researching what motivates Alaska Native students to persist in STEM education and careers. She found that having a sense of belonging was crucial. Now, as an engineer, professor, and mentor, she’s working to make sure no student feels the way she did.
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