Native Village
Youth and Education news
Volume 2, November 2011


AISES [American Indians Science and Engineering Society] is the leader in STEM opportunities in Indian Country. Their mission is to increase the numbers of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and related technology disciplines.

More than 200 tribal nations are represented within AISES.  AISES enjoys the support and partnership of corporate, government, academic, and tribal decision-makers.

AISES serves constituents from childhood through retirement.

Stats at a glance:
174 Chartered College and University chapters in the U.S and Canada
13 Professional Chapters
150 Affiliated Schools that enroll more than 32,000 K-12 Native American students
Nearly 3,000 current members
More than 12,000 alumni over 30+ years
More than 1,000 Sequoyah Fellows (Lifetime members)
Scholarship programs which have awarded over $8,600,000 to 4,900 students

WINDS OF CHANGE is a quarterly magazine published by AISES. Every year it releases a special report: "The Top 200 list of Four-Year colleges and universities specifically geared towards native American students."  This issue has become a crucial resource for students and college recruiters.

AISES's list of 200 looks very different from other magazine lists or college guides. Detailed information includes:

Schools with a good American Indian community for support,
A view of the American Indian community on campus
Where Indians are going to school in significant numbers
Where the community, Native programs, and support are strong enough that Native students enjoy college and graduate
Specific programs for American Indians, grouped into sections: financial, aca- demic, and support
Contact information: a phone number, where available

Read the AISES Report:
AISES Top 200 List of 4-Year Colleges and Universities Specifically Geared Towards Native American Students

2011 Aises National Conference
November 10-12, 2011
The largest career fair in Indian Country.  Over 1,800 Native youth and friends attended last year.
2011 Aises National Conference Schedule

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