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NSU Symposium to feature 'Fancy Science' luncheon

(Tahlequah, OK)--Science is on the menu at an April 16 luncheon accompanying the 2010 Symposium on the American Indian, organized by the Center for Tribal Studies at Northeastern State University. The symposium runs April 12 through April 17 on the Tahlequah campus.

A panel discussion, "Fancy Science: STEM field Innovations and Advancements in Tribal Communitties," will present ways that science, technology, engineering and math are being applied in local environments.

The panel is moderated by Dr. Daniel Howard, National Science Foundation Fellow at the University of Toronto. Howard is a Hall-of-Fame graduate of NSU studying ecology and animal behavior.

He is joined by five other panelists: Dr. David Close of the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre, Tom Elkins of the Cherokee Nation Department of Environmental Services, Daniel Faddis, a Cherokee Nation Science Education and Outreach Specialist, Jann Rose of the Osage Nation Environmental and Natural Resources Department and Victor Roubidoux of the Iowa Nation of Oklahoma Wild Eagle Rehabilitation Program.

Topics to be discussed include the current applications of science and technology by tribal communities across the country and the career paths available through the promotion at universities of programs such as the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

The luncheon, sponsored by the NSU chapter of AISES is from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in rooms 225 and 226 on the second floor of the University Center.

Seating is limited to 90. Advance tickets are available for $15 until April 14 at the Center for Tribal Studies in the Bacone House at 320 Academy St. in Tahlequah. Afterward tickets can be purchased at the Symposium registration area in the UC or at the door while they last.

Published: 4/8/2010 3:16:36 PM

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