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American Indians in Science

Saturday, January 31, 2015 | 1-4 p.m.

American Indians in ScienceA wide variety of presenters from the Twin Cities' and statewide American Indian community will be on hand to share their areas of expertise through hands-on activities and dynamic displays. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with scientists, engineers, and educators at the museum's American Indians in Science on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 1-4 p.m.

Science Fusion is great for kids and adults alike. Activities are included in museum admission. Up to four children get in free with each full price adult (from 1-4 p.m. at the box office).


American Indians in Science 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1 to 4 p.m.



Congratulations to Kathleen Goggleye from American Indian Magnet School!

Kathleen GoggleyeKathleen is one of the winners of the 2015 Donaldson Science Award and was formally recognized during the Science Fusion: American Indians in Science event.

Kathleen is currently a seventh grade student at the American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul. She was nominated by her Science teacher, Ms. Erin Fenlon. Kathleen is described by her teachers as a respectful, engaged, and insightful student. She is a highly motivated learner not only in her science classes, but also in all her classes and out-of-school learning programs. She asks deeper questions and strives to understand ideas on a conceptual level. In the classroom, Kathleen is known for her cooperative skills among classmates and for sharing her ideas openly with others. Overall, she sets a positive example among her peers. Outside class, Kathleen participates in the 4H Big Urban Woods program. One of her favorite parts of this program is that she is learning to identify different plants. She is also excited to learn about traditional medicinal plants, and how they are used. Kathleen is eager to share her culture with others and was recently elected to be a Middle School Ambassador. As an Ambassador, Kathleen will serve as a role model for other students and will represent her school at various Pow-Wows. Kathleen aspires to attend St. Thomas University and is interested in pursuing a career in crime scene investigation. She currently participates in Advancement Via Individual Determination - also known as AVID - to prepare herself for college.

Congratulations to Mariah Reyes from Cass Lake-Bena High School!

Mariah ReyesMariah is one of the winners of the 2015 Donaldson Science Award and was formally recognized during the Science Fusion: American Indians in Science event.

Mariah is currently a senior at Cass Lake-Bena High School in Cass Lake, MN. She was nominated by her teacher, coach and mentor, Mr. Matthew Wendland. Mariah has worked hard as a student and as a community member. She challenges herself academically by taking high-level STEM courses and the list of her personal achievements is long and varied. To name a few: National Honor Society, Harvard Book Award and Certificate of Merit from the Society of Women Engineers. Mariah has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in her out-of-class time. Last year, Mariah recognized a need for more girls' participation on her First Robotics Team. Believing that more women would participate if they had their own team, Mariah became the driving force in lobbying for support, and recruiting other women to participate. She involved the school district, coaches, teachers and her peers. Because of her efforts, almost twice as many girls than boys participated in robotics at Cass Lake-Bena HS last year, and the school made FIRST Robotics History as the first HS in the world to field 2 separate, gender-specific teams. Additionally, Mariah's mission created a means for more women to explore the world of robotics. Mariah demonstrates a strong desire to give back to her community and, as Miss Cass Lake, she serves as an ambassador in her out-of-school time. As part of her duties, Mariah attends and dances at several Pow-Wows. Mariah plans to pursue a career in Engineering and is looking at various colleges in Minnesota.



American Indians in Science is a Native American Family Technology Journey program.