Improving Education Trough Engineering Part II: The Iku/Arhuaco People. Their Science, Culture and Math as a tribute to an existing Latin American and Caribbean Civilization

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Ernesto Vega Janica (IEEE Standards Association, US)
Hugues Vega Murgas (Board of Education, Santa Marta, Colombia, CO)
Simon Esmeral Ariza (Board of Education, Santa Marta, Colombia, CO)
(IEEE Standards Association)
Full Paper: #48


This paper discusses our most recent studies and documented learning experiences related to this existing, Pre-Hispanic indigenous community in the northern region of Colombia, South America. This paper is a simple attempt to raise awareness of the magnificent STEM skills of the Iku (a.k.a. Arhuaco) people, and how they have preserved their knowledge, and applied science in harmony with nature and other civilizations. This paper is also a continuation of the title “Improving Education Trough Engineering: Advanced Native Numerical Systems and their applicability on STEM and Robotics curricula” published by LACCEI 2018 and presented in Lima, Peru in July of 2018.