Thursday, October 15, 2015

From Space to Indigenous Ancestral Engineering: Commander John Herrington Charts New Territory

Chickasaw astronaut John Herrington, the first Native American in space,  flew with an eagle feather.  Image Courtesy of John Herrington and Indian Country Today.
Chickasaw astronaut John Herrington, the first Native American in space,
flew with an eagle feather.
Image Courtesy of John Herrington and Indian Country Today.
June, 6, 2015.
Terri Hansen, of Indian Country Today, has written an brief article about Commander John Herrington's missions into space with NASA and his research into engaging and motivating Native students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.

"Native American and Alaskan Natives earned just 0.6 percent of master’s degrees in science and engineering in 2009, according to the National Science Foundation—a dismal statistic that highlights the importance of his research and of his motivation to study different approaches to engage Native students in STEM education."

To read the full articleclick here.

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