"The AISES mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines."
Through a variety of educational programs, AISES offers financial, academic, and cultural support to American Indians and Alaska Natives from middle school through graduate school. AISES provides professional development activities to enable teachers to work effectively with Native students. AISES also develops culturally appropriate curricula and publications. AISES builds partnerships with tribes, schools, other non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to realize its goals.
Congratulations to Purdue University’s chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) for winning a national award at the AISES National Conference in November 2010. Purdue AISES was the recipient of the “Professional and Chapter Development Award,” an award selected for successfully hosting the AISES Regional Conference for Region VI in March 2010. The award criteria was based on the chapter that offers programs and opportunities for professional and leadership development for their members through chapter activities, seminars, guest speakers, etc. The award was one of three presented at the AISES National Conference in November recognizing AISES chapters across the U.S.
Special thanks to Purdue AISES members for an outstanding job of representing the university!!
AISES 2013 National Conference Award Recipients:
Kyle Bemis (Zuni Pueblo)
First place in the graduate student poster competition. Bemis is a PhD student in Statistics and currently serves as the Purdue AISES President.
Raymond 'Studie' Red Corn (Osage)
Honorable mention in graduate student poster competition. Red Corn is a masters student in Ecological Sciences and Engineering.
Felica Ahasteen-Bryant (Dine')
2013 AISES Chapter Advisor of the Year award. Ahasteen-Bryant serves as the AISES Staff Advisor since 2007 and is the Director of the Purdue NAECC.