Mark Griep, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, will be giving the talk "The Sharing Cycle of Science Learning: Connecting Chemistry at Tribal Colleges to Tribal History, Language, and Culture" on September 9 at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is available at noindiggames.wordpress.com/offerings-3/.
The event, which he is co-leading with Beverly DeVore-Wedding of Adams State University, is part of the Indigenous Pedagogy Virtual Academy's "Indigenous Science Professional Development Workshop". The two instructors will share how they applied the ethnoscience approach to the chemistry courses at Nebraska's two tribal colleges.
"Our [National Science Foundation]-supported project created a course that supported tribal sovereignty and the idea of connectivity that is central to the tribal world view and to science," Griep wrote in a tweet. "One of our products was a lab manual (that can be downloaded for free) with culturally impactful features."
Attendees will receive a free Zoom invite for the Monday sessions in the fall.
The event is being sponsored by Nebraska Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which is covering the cost of registration fees.