Join AISES! Be a part of #PledgeNativesInSTEM

The vision of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is for the next seven generations of Native people to be successful, respected, influential and contributing members of our vast and ever changing global community. Founded in 1977, AISES is focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers.

This year AISES proudly celebrates 40 years supporting Native presence in STEM - an accomplishment made possible by numerous individuals, organizations, corporations, agencies, tribes and educational institutions. Collectively we’ve made tremendous impact and we look forward to another vibrant 40 years. 

AISES seeks to identify partners who are making a difference in student achievement nationwide to join us in improving educational outcomes for North American Indigenous students.  To catalyze these efforts, AISES is organizing a campaign to support Natives in STEM. #PledgeNativesInSTEM

We are seeking pledges from students and faculty, colleges and universities, corporations, nonprofits, communities, and others to improve STEM education and opportunities.  Together we can raise awareness, facilitate dialogue around the importance of STEM in Indian country, and gather commitment from partners to support the improvement of STEM education and opportunities for all. 

By leading change and demonstrating your commitment, you agree to:

  • Pledge your support to improve the learning environment for Natives in STEM
  • Improve the educational performance of Natives in STEM
  • Work towards the shared vision of #PledgeNativesInSTEM
  • Develop a specific deliverable that will aid in increasing the representation of Natives in STEM studies and careers
  • Make advancing Natives in STEM easy and accessible to audiences
  • Make best efforts to participate with AISES and others as part of #PledgeNativesInSTEM national campaign when asked

FAQs

Who can participate?

  • Industry Partners, Federal Agencies, Colleges and Universities, Nonprofit Organizations, Tribes, AISES Chapters, and all AISES partners!

Example pledges: 

  • Conduct one outreach activity per month with Indigenous K-12 students
  • Attend and actively participate in the AISES National Conference, Leadership Summit, and/or Regional Conferences
  • Support academic scholarships for Indigenous STEM students
  • Increase participation in a local/college AISES chapter by recruiting additional members
  • Establish a company internship program for AISES members
  • Promote #PledgeNativesInSTEM via e-newsletters with mention of the partnership
  • Promote via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Build dynamic relationships with STEM students through mentorship or engagement activity

What Will Follow?

  • After completing the pledge form, AISES will publish your organization’s name, logo, website and pledge to its website
  • Partners will be acknowledged at the upcoming AISES National Conference to be held September 21-23 in Denver, CO
  • You will be invited to participate in a session at AISES 2017 National Conference highlighting those who have taken the pledge
  • AISES staff will reach out to each partner for annual updates on pledge progress and promote your success through AISES’ communications channels

We continuously invite and encourage organizations to partner with AISES on this journey. To learn more or take the pledge visit http://www.aises.org/pledges.

Thank you for pledging and giving back to the community!