The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) was founded in 1977 and is committed to widening the Native science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce. In addition to providing 45 years of supporting Native students and professionals, AISES is also a founding organization of Native Ways Federation and their advocacy for Native nonprofits. 

“Native-led nonprofits are creating change in our communities every day. We understand our people, our histories, and our present-day goals,” states AISES Chief Executive Officer Sarah EchoHawk (Pawnee). “Investing in Native-led nonprofits supports Native-led solutions. Supporting our organizations is an investment in future generations of Indigenous Excellence.” 

AISES strives to promote the highest standards of education and professional excellence. With support offered from pre-Kindergarten to post-graduation careers, AISES is committed to increasing Indigenous representation in STEM across Turtle Island.  

AISES currently has 5,900 individual members, 230 pre-college schools, 196 chartered college and university chapters, 18 professional chapters, and three Tribal chapters. The organization has awarded nearly $12 million in scholarships and provides internships, professional development, career resources, national and regional conferences, leadership development summits, and more.  

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