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American Indian Science and Engineering Society

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 by bansal6

While reading about John Herrington, I found out about the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). Being an engineering major, I was interested and decided to look into it. The main goal of AISES to increase the number of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the science and engineering discipline. AISES was brought to life in 1977 by American Indian scientists and engineers who wanted to decrease the numbers of dropouts and increase the numbers of college graduates in the Native American community. AISES offers a wide variety of programs. It has programs for the development of American Indian teachers and professionals. It hosts several programs for college students, like leadership development, career services, access to conferences and special events. In addition, it provides academic scholarships and internships in a wide array of educational fields. It also conducts a National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair, which allows a lot of exposure to the science and engineering fields, for high school and college students. Right now, AISES is trying to raise five million dollars over the next five years, their biggest campaign yet. They are trying to create endowments for their educational programs, scholarships, internships and other AISES needs. To learn more about AISES and to contribute to its development, you can find further information through this site.

http://www.aises.org/

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