Carnegie Mellon University
February 07, 2015

EPP student's research asks, “How can technical decision tools be made culturally relevant for American Indian tribes?”

PhD student Len NeceferPhD student Len NecefeEPP PhD Student, Len Necefer, recently published work on a set of interviews conducted on the Navajo Nation regarding the public's views on energy resources and the environment.

The results of his work are being used to inform the development of technical tools used for energy resource management in American Indian tribes. The tool aims to empower tribal communities and decision makers to make more informed decisions consistent with cultural values. The research was covered at

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