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October, 2013


2013-2014 AISES Google Scholars! Spring 2013 NSF Mini-Grants in Geosciences Awardees
Thanks to the Outgoing 2012-2013 AISES Student Reps  Introducing the 2013-2014 AISES Student Reps 


\Google, Inc. has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to each of seven AISES recipients. The AISES Google Scholars will attend the National Google Scholar Retreat at the company's New York Headquarter Office from July 17, 2013 to July 20, 2014.


The 2013-2014 AISES Google Scholarship recipients:
David Hayden Demerson
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Junior, Carnegie Mellon University, Technology major
Brandon Bass
Cherokee Nation,

Graduate Student, Colorado Technical University,
Computer Science Major
Harrison Kurtz
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Senior, Texas A&M University, Computer Engineering major.
Alec White
 Muscogee Creek Nation
Junior, University of Kansas,
Computer Science Major
Lonny Strunk
Native Village of Kwinhagak (aka Quinhagak) of Alaska)

Junior, University of Alaska- Fairbanks,
Computer Science Major
Robert Boling
Comanche Nation of Oklahoma

 Senior, Harvard University, Computer Science major
John Holland
Shawnee Tribe,

Senior, Covenant College, Computer Science Major


The National Science Foundation has awarded AISES several Mini-Grants in Geosciences. These AISES college chapters and their geoscience projects were selected as Spring 2013 awardees.
Spring 2013 NSF/AISES Mini-Grant Winners
Mendocino College
Coastal Geology and Inner Tidal Ecology
Grant Amount: $7,000.00
University of MN-Twin Cities
U Rock!
Grant Amount: $6,075
Purdue University
Connecting with Mother Earth
Grant Amount: $6,650
Salish Kootenai College
SKC AISES Geo-cultural Education (SAGE) project
Grant Amount: $6,993
Montana State University-Bozeman
Establishing a Bridge: Using informal science geosciences community field workshops to enhance Native American interest and recruitment into STEM programs
Grant Amount: $5,285
University of Utah
Tiered Mentoring to Promote Recruitment and Retention for American Indians in the Geosciences and Related Disciplines
Grant Amount: $6,844.00


Thank You to the Outgoing 2012-2013 aises Student Reps 

Thanks to the 2012-2013 AISES Regional Student Representatives who served as leaders, student ambassadors, and points of contact for AISES, external organizations, AISES College Chapters, and other AISES students. 

2012_2013 Student Reps  


 Outgoing Regional Student Representatives (Spring 2012 - Spring 2013)
Sterling DeWilde (Doyon)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Region 2:
Michael Preston (Winnemem Wintu)
University of California Berkeley
Region 3:
Ciarra Greene (Nez Perce)
Northern Arizona University
Region 4:
Megan Dunn (Cherokee)
University of Arkansas
Region 5:
Madison Anderson  (Ojibwe)
University of Minnesota Morris
Region 6:
Caitlin Kavanaugh (Kahnawake Mohawk)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Region 7:
Brittany Anstead (Haliwa-Saponi)
North Carolina State University


Introducing the 2013-2014 aises Student Reps 

AISES Regional Student Representatives for the 2013-2014 academic year took office on July 1. Contact your regional reps with questions, for assistance and/or guidance in chapter related issues,  or to share best practices, fundraising ideas or upcoming events. 

AISES Senior and Junior National Students Reps are also available to support your chapters.


Elected Regional Student Representatives (Spring 2013 - Spring 2014)

Jennifer Brazeau (Algonquian)
University of British Columbia
Region 2:
Isaiah Sato
(Native Hawaiian)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Region 3:
Althea Walker
(Gila River)
Arizona State University Polytechnic
Region 4:
Sheridan Evans
University of Oklahoma
Region 5:
Pearl Walker
 (Standing Rock Sioux)
University of North Dakota
Region 6:
Michael Charles
Cornell University
Region 7:
 Jeremy Evans
 North Carolina State University
National Student Representatives

Senior National Student Representative:
Tyler Parisien
(Turtle Mountain Chippewa),
University of North Dakota
Term: Nov. 2011-2013

Junior National Student Representative:
Ciarra Greene

(Nez Perce),
University of Idaho
Term: Nov. 2012-2014

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