We’re taking a look at the innovative and interesting ways teachers are getting Native American students excited about science. One example is the Southwestern Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque creating a mini terrain to give students experience maneuvering robots on the surface of Mars. This is the first in a four part series focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Native students math and science scores are both well below scores of white students. How can innovative science and math programs help students become future scientists?
Dr. Nader Vadiee – Engineering Faculty – Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute – Director of the I-C-MARS ROSE STEMS Laboratory
Sherrill George (Navajo) – SIPI IC-MARS Research assistant
Dr. Mark Sorensen – CEO and co-founder of the STAR School
Break music: Voodoo Child (song) Qvln (artist) Paleta – EP (album)