Monday, December 29, 2014

Applications Open for the NSF REU Fiji Program

The NSF REU Fiji Program is now accepting applications for the Summer 2015 Field Research Program. Please see the application page and review the updated information if you are interested in applying. The deadline for receipt of hard copy applications is February 5, 2015.
Men in Nasinu Village, Vanua Levu preparing taro (dalo) for a funeral. Photo by Helena Gaar.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NSF REU Fiji Fellows engage in outreach at Campbell County Middle School

NKU graduate in Anthropology Rosa Christophel teaches students about Fijian symbols, barkcloth painting and tattoo designs. 

On Wednesday, December 10th a group of NSF REU Fiji Fellows from NKU presented an interactive outreach program to Club 21 Students at Campbell County MiddleSchool. This afterschool program was organized by Kendra Hein, a Research Assistant and REU Fellow and Dr. Sharyn Jones.  We presented a series of educational games and workshop events focused on teaching students about global culture, human diversity, and the science of archaeology. This program was presented in association with the Brighton Center of Newport, KY. The Brighton Center’s Mission is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through education, family support services, employment and leadership. 

NKU senior and Anthropology major Scott Solomon works with students to teach them about foodways and biodiversity in Fiji and on coral reefs.

NKU graduate and NSF Research Assistant Kendra Hein teaches Middle School students about Fijian words and how to play "Kick the Orange."