University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu students, faculty, and staff, and the general public are welcome to attend the next Math + Science + X Seminar, “Preserving Tribal Water Resources Through Tribal Sovereignty & Indigenous Land Stewardship,” 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, via Zoom.
The presentation features Dr. Grace Bulltail, assistant professor at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Bulltail will cover how her research work has evolved from studying the impacts of natural resource development to building capacity in tribal communities.
According to an event description, Bulltail’s continued research work includes assessing how impacted communities may strengthen their authority to govern and protect their waterways. Her research framework stresses that effective sovereignty is tied to overall resource management.
Additionally, Bulltail will share her experiences as a STEM educator and advocate for Native American and Indigenous students though leadership in the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES), the urban American Indian community, and student organizations.
Math + Science + X seminars help Mathematics, Natural, and Health Sciences faculty at UH West Oʻahu promote fascinating, interesting, and current topics that are happening in STEM. STEM community members around the island, mainland, and within the university are invited to give presentations. Each seminar is geared to introduce UH West Oʻahu undergraduates, faculty, staff, and interested community members to a variety of research and career development or opportunities.