Michael Kotutwa Johnson

STEM Connect -
13:30 pm 10/16/2019
Graham/Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

STEM Connect is a multi-sector event intended to provoke and stimulate reactions that allow us to rethink who or what “fits” into STEM. We will use several components of systems thinking including appreciation for new insights, flexible thinking, and multiple perspectives to reimagine a stronger, more integrated, inclusive and sustainable STEM ecosystem. STEM Connect will challenge your assumptions of STEM. Join us as we examine what we think about the STEM ecosystem through the Provocateur Panel where we will hear personal stories and innovative perspectives from community members. Together, we can disrupt the current state of STEM to create an inclusive culture that validates diverse experiences and careers in STEM.

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Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson is an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe and holds and obtained his doctorate from the University of Arizona in natural resources. His published works include Barriers to PES programs in Indigenous Communities: A lesson in land tenure insecurity from the Hopi Indian reservation published in the journal Ecosystem Services, co-author of Hopi People of the Land: Sustaining Agriculture on the Hopi Reservation, and the guest curator on a museum exhibit, The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting. Dr. Johnson is also a traditional Hopi dryland farmer and has lectured extensively on the benefits and techniques of Hopi agriculture.