- To provide access to information about and opportunities to participate in science careers for indigenous women
- To enhance the quality of collaborative projects that involve indigenous stakeholders
- To build capacity in educational opportunities for American Indian women scientists
The outreach component of the PACE project seeks to identify and engage American Indian women scientists and science advocates in activities that increase the creation of scientific knowledge and which facilitate the transfer of that knowledge at the local, national, and international levels. Access to research and educational information through networking-- ranging from one-on-one interactions to use of internet technology-- will be combined with involvement in collaborative projects between American Indian women scientists and non-native women scientists, leading to powerful collaborative interactions and quality science. Opportunities for American Indian women will be enhanced locally through a series of externally funded projects supporting science education for American Indian students and professionals (Sloan, Bridges, TRAIN, McNair) and nationally through broad consortia (AGEP). Indigenous Outreach efforts begun by PACE will be institutionalized through Research Opportunities in Science for Native Americans (ROSNA) when NSF funding ceases.