LAWRENCE — A scholar with extensive experience working with Native American students will give a talk on how universities can collaborate with tribal communities to meet their research interests.
Ed Galindo, faculty member at the University of Idaho and associate director for education and diversity for the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Burge Union Forum.
A member of the Yaqui tribe, Galindo will talk about his long-term collaboration with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe on the conservation of beavers in their traditional territory. 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.
Galindo’s talk, free and open to the KU community, is co-sponsored by KU, Haskell Indian Nations University and the National Science Foundation.