The Bemidji (MN) Pioneer (10/19, Dey) reports Joshua Marceau, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical sciences at the University of Montana, spoke to college students of Leech Lake Tribal College and Bemidji State University in Minnesota about his educational journey at the launch of the North Star STEM Alliance. The group is funded by the National Science Foundation and aims to increase the number of minority students who pursue STEM degrees and careers. Marceau’s presentation was entitled, “From a Tribal College to a Ph.D. Unique Perspectives and Challenges.” Marceau grew up on Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana before getting his GED from Salish Kootenai College, a tribal college in Pablo, Montana. There he met a lifetime mentor who has guided him to his current Ph.D. program.