Annette S. Lee is an astrophysicist, artist and the Director of the Native Skywatchers (NSW) research and programming initiative with three decades of experience in education as a teacher, university instructor, teacher educator, program administrator, professional visual artist, and researcher. The overarching goal of NSW is to communicate the knowledge that indigenous people traditionally practiced a sustainable way of living and sustainable engineering through a living and participatory relationship with the above and below, sky and earth. We hope to inspire all people to have a rekindling or deepening sense of awe and personal relationship to the cosmos.
Currently Annette is an Associate Professor of Astronomy & Physics at St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Director of the SCSU Planetarium, and an Indigenous STEM consultant for Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College. Annette is mixed-race Native American and her communities are Ojibwe and D(L)akota. Particular focus will be on examples, tools, and strategies of this interdisciplinary and intercultural, community-based research, the Native Skywatchers initiative.
Cody Hall, AB 107
Annette Lee (St. Cloud State University)
April 25, 2018
14:00 - 15:00