Karla Eitel

McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS)
Natural Resources & Society
College of Natural Resources

A team of UI investigators, led by Dr. Karla Eitel, received NSF funding for their project, Building STEM Identity and Career Interests in Native American Students By Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Remote Sensing Technologies. About 90 Native American students worked hands-on with remote sensing technology to explore local ecological issues through summer camp, school-based programs and internships to support the development of culturally connected STEM identities.

woman setting up a drone to fly
Building STEM identity using UAV/remote sensing