Chickasaw Astronaut Visits Rapid City to Promote STEM Programs

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown August 21st, 2015 Last Updated on: August 21st, 2015


Dr. John Herrington, Ph.D., the world's first indigenous astronaut, recently visited Rapid City for a board meeting of the American Indian Institute for Innovation. AIII is a non–profit dedicated to improving the number of Natives in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math fields.

KOTA news caught up with Herrington and asked him about what his plans are for an extended education program in the area. He said his main goal is to build a dedicated school for native students that will push STEM education and careers.

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Inspirational!! To find out more about AIII's programs, please visit http://www.theaiii.com/

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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