Ute STEM project participants 2017


The Ute STEM Project explores the integration of Western science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and Ute traditional ecological knowledge. The project includes field work, programs, exhibits and films, and builds on over 20 years of collaboration between the three Ute Indian tribes, scientists and History Colorado museums.

National Science Foundation Grant No. 1612311 A Study in the Integration of Western Knowledge and Native American Knowledge Bases

Header Photo: Youth and elders from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe join archaeologists and History Colorado staff for fieldwork near Montrose, Colorado in 2017. Credit: History Colorado.

Ute youth, Ute elders, and archaeologists visit an historic Ute encampment in July, 2017.
Ute Youth Flint-Knapping
Honor Guard from the three Ute tribes at the re-opening of the Ute Indian Museum
Ute Ethnobotany Sign
Ute Knowledge portable exhibit
Ute Knowledge Kits Map
Ute Knowledge Kits

With two different sides, you hear two different stories. Our elders have been taught this way, and they know this way. Then the scientists are really smart and book people. Putting those two together equals a really strong story and facts.

Jazmin Carmenoros (17), Southern Ute Participate, Ute STEM Summer fieldwork, 2018