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American Indian Science and Engineering Society hopes to increase membership

Jerai Billy, Staff Writer

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AISES, or American Indian Science and Engineering Society, is a non-profit multicultural organization that looks to increase the representation of American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous people, in Engineering and North America in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields.
Southeaster’s chapter of AISES meets bi-weekly in room 217 of the science building, this organization focuses on access and success. They aim to gain access and exposures by getting their names and resumes out there for employers to see. They earn success by building resumes and learning how to better connect with others in their field.
“Founded in 1977, with a rapidly expanding membership of more than 4,000 individual members, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) sustained 189 charted college and university chapters, 15 professional chapters, and 158 affiliated K-12 schools” according to aises.org.
AISES will be participating in the national conference this November in Minneapolis, MN and is looking to become nationally recognized by having eight active paid members. Membership is twenty-five dollars annually and tribal membership is not required.

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American Indian Science and Engineering Society hopes to increase membership