Mentoring American Indian Students with NASA

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NASA is the Native American Science Association at the Shoshone-Bannock High School on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in south-eastern Idaho. It has been funded by the better-known NASA to develop experiments to be conducted in space.

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Dr. Galindo (Yaqui, American Indian) is a faculty member at the University of Idaho, Associate Director for Education and Diversity for the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium, Affiliate faculty member at Idaho State University (Biology Department) and Affiliate faculty member at Utah State University (Physics Department). Dr. Galindo has extensive education and research experience working with Native American students. While serving as chairman of the science department on the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Reservation, he was twice elected as the National Indian Teacher of the Year, awarded by the National Indian School Board Association. Dr. Galindo is full of curiosity for life and learning. He finds humor in most things on this planet, including himself. He has a B.S. is in Animal Science, an M.S. in Health Science from Idaho State University, and a Ph.D. in Physics Space Research from Utah State University.