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There will be as many as one million more jobs available in science, technology, engineering and math fields by 2022. That’s the estimate listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the second part of our series on STEM, we’ll speak with Native scientists about why they chose their path. How would more Native researchers affect environmental policy decisions? Could Native engineers help solve infrastructure problems on reservations? Have you considered a career in STEM?
Sandra Begay (Navajo) – principal member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories
Chelsea Chee (Navajo) – diversity coordinator for New Mexico EPSCoR program
Sarah Echohawk (Pawnee) – chief executive officer of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Break music: Break Me (song) The Osceola Brothers (artist) Out of Nowhere (album)