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STEM Training For Native American Middle Schoolers On Tuesday's Access Utah


American Indian Services Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AIS PREP) is a free STEM summer school program for middle schoolers from eight different Native American tribes. Alice Min Soo Chun, founder and CEO of Solight Designs, Inc., is this year’s AIS PREP graduation keynote speaker.

She’ll join us today to share her inspirational story as an inventor, entrepreneur and former Columbia University professor who created portable, origami-inspired, solar lights to help with refugee missions and more. We’ll also be joined by Shelby Chapoose, with the AIS PREP program. She’ll talk about this opportunity for young Native Americans to explore stem studies and careers. 

AIS PREP Graduation is July 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. MDT. 

To donate to American Indian Services and AIS PREP:


Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.