Okla. An innovative building designed to inspire and nurture
future scientists and engineers was officially opened Wednesday, April
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby
was joined by several hundred guests to open the Chickasaw Nation
Science-Technology-Math Academy, located at 301 Seabrook Drive.
The 7,000-square-foot building houses
the tribal robotics program and Chickasaw Nation Aviation and Space
The Science-Technology-Math Academy
is an integral part of our effort to provide the tools and instruction
which will inspire our young people to make that important connection
between education and a meaningful career, said Gov. Anoatubby.
We are also providing challenging opportunities such as the
robotics teams and LEGO leagues, which should help give these students
the confidence to excel in any area of education.
CNASA is a summer learning program designed
to engage Chickasaw students interests in aviation, space,
science or math.
The building will also provide the LEGO
and Metal Mayhem robotics teams and other science student programs
a place to conduct meetings, research information for projects,
build robots, simulate tournament play, and utilize the flight simulator.
Some of our former robotics and
CNASA students are now pursuing higher education and careers in
the science and aerospace fields, said Gov. Anoatubby. Our
hope is this facility will provide another tool which will help
motivate more students to set lofty goals and do what it takes to
reach those goals.
A classroom with SmartBoard technology
is available as an additional learning tool for students. The new
facility will also include a large shop area, a kitchen, and office