November 03, 2007

Thousands of Indian scientists

American Indian Science and Engineering Society conferenceEspousing the mission to "increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaska Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines" may sound like a challenge, but 30 years after its incorporation, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society can lay claim to one word: success.

It is this word that highlights the title of the organization's 29th Annual National Conference, "Mission: Success," being held Nov. 1 - 3 in Phoenix.

The three-day event includes a career fair, dynamic and nationally recognized speakers, panel discussions and workshops for students, teachers and professionals.

This national society of Native professionals and students currently holds a membership of approximately 2,500 individuals pursuing the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (known collectively as STEM). Hailing from seven regions across North America, AISES includes undergraduate and graduate students and professionals. In addition, AISES reaches out to at least 34,000 Native students in grades kindergarten through 12 in 148 schools.

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