American Indian Research and Education Center

The American Indian Research and Education Center (AIREC) conducts community based research, and promotes educational and research opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native students. AIREC also provides training and technical assistance and serves as an informational resource for the campus community, tribal populations and the general public.

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STEP-UP Program

STEP-UP is focused on increasing the participation of underrepresented students in biomedical research on a national basis. Research education grants provided by the program allows eligible students to take part in eight to twelve weeks of summer research experience and training opportunities.

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INBRE Program

Nevada INBRE, part of the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program designed to help traditionally underfunded states build biomedical infrastructure. Nevada INBRE also works with NSHE partner institutions to promote biomedical research knowledge and educational opportunities across the state of Nevada via biomedical and science pipeline programs.

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CCSD Native College Tour

AIREC, in collaboration with the Clark County School District’s Indian Education Opportunities Program, hosts an annual Overnight College Tour at UNLV to provide local American Indian/Alaska Native 9th-12th grade students with the opportunity to experience what a college campus has to offer. Students tour the campus and participate in activities related to science, fine arts, and journalism, and attend presentations on financial aid and the college application process. They also experience staying in a dorm room and utilizing the campus recreational center and Student Union.