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4. Peter MacDonald – Navajo Code Talker

At the age of 15 as a Navajo Native American, Peter MacDonald enlisted in the US Marines simply because he admired the official uniform.  Shortly after boot camp, he was recruited into a secret military program that would rely on a language that has no written form for what would later be known as a…

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3. Lynette Stant: Arizona Teacher of the Year

Lynette Stant is the current Arizona State Teacher of the Year, teaching elementary school with a strong STEM emphpasis.  She is also the first Native American Teacher of the Year, as a member of the Navajo tribe. Join host Anthony Arno as he talks with Lynette all about the challenges that she faces as a…

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2. Koby Boykins – NASA Mars Rover Engineer

Kobie Boykins, is the NASA Project Engineer for the solar panels on all of the Mars Rovers- Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity, and the newest project- Perseverance.   Boykins talks all about his most memorable teachers growing up, how he approaches playing with LEGO’s and other toys with his young children, and NASA rovers that have…

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1. Andy Weir: The Martian

The very first episode of The STEM Class Podcast features Andy Weir, author of The Martian and motion picture featuring Matt Damon. Andy talks about what it was like writing his very first book, The Martian, which took almost 10 years to write- and knowing whatever else he did would never be as big The…

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