ASU Professor Helps Prepare Navajo Engineers Of The Future
Fulton Schools Associate Professor Shawn Jordan’s expertise includes Navajo, or Diné, culture and engineering design. For the past decade, Jordan has been collaborating with the Navajo Nation Office of Diné School Improvement to teach summer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) camps, encouraging students to consider higher education and STEM career pathways. As a result, Navajo schools officials say, more Diné student today envision themselves as engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Jordan is now working the Department of Diné Education to expand their reach in Diné elementary and high schools to further support culturally relevant engineering education across the Navajo Nation.