The Wilhelm Lab research-integrated outreach and education plan is built around our initiative called:

BE4NANO – Bionanotechnology Engagement for Native Americans in Oklahoma

 

 

Objective: Collaborations and partnerships with tribal, state, and school representatives to engage underrepresented minority and underserved high school junior students in bionanotechnology via classroom visits, campus visits, and summer camps.

 


BE4NANO DAY 2020

March 2020 – High School Junior students from the Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb visited our lab as part of the 1st BE4NANO DAY to learn more about our bionanotechnology research, college admission, and the University of Oklahoma.

 


BE4NANO – Visit of Paoli High School

February 2020 – We visited Paoli High School as part of our “Bionanotechnology Engagement for Native Americans in Oklahoma” BE4NANO outreach and education initiative. Thank you for the invitation!

 


BE4NANO – Visit of Riverside Indian School in Anadarko

November 2019 – As part of the “Bionanotechnology Engagement for Native Americans in Oklahoma” (BE4NANO) outreach and education initiative, Wilhelm Lab visited Riverside Indian School in Anadarko to engage chemistry high school junior students in classroom hands-on demonstrations.

 


BE4NANO – Visit of Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb

October 2019 – As part of the “Bionanotechnology Engagement for Native Americans in Oklahoma” (BE4NANO) outreach and education initiative, Wilhelm Lab visited the Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb to engage biomedical sciences high school junior students in classroom hands-on demonstrations.

 


BE4NANO Presentation

August 2019 – Stefan Wilhelm introduced the proposed BE4NANO (Bionanotechnology Engagement for Native Americans in Oklahoma) outreach and education initiative during the Southwest Oklahoma STEM Alliance (SOSA) meeting in Anadarko, OK.

SOSA Meeting

 


BE4NANO Summer 2019 Activites

Summer 2019 –As part of the “Bionanotechnology Engagement for Native Americans in Oklahoma” (BE4NANO) outreach and education initiative, Wilhelm Lab participated in Student Summer STEM camps organized by Kiowa Tribe and Kaw Nation to engage students in hands-on demonstrations and hosted high school students and teachers from Norman North and Cache High School.

 


BE4NANO – Students Make Their Own Nanoparticles

April 2019 – As part of the “Bionanotechnology Engagement for Native Americans in Oklahoma” (BE4NANO) outreach and education initiative, Wilhelm Lab visited Gracemont Public Schools (Wichita Tribe) and Fort Cobb Public Schools (Kiowa Tribe) to help middle school and high school junior students make their own nanoparticles. The classroom visits were facilitated by tribal higher education officials as well as the OU Tribal Liaison Office.