Our Programs

To accomplish AISES’ mission to substantially increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers, AISES works with pre-college and college students as well as professional members working in STEM fields. Many of the projects within our three core program areas overlap, as AISES seeks to provide mentee opportunities for our pre-college and college members with professional member mentors.

  

Pre-College
The focus of the Pre-College Program is “Awareness and Retention.” AISES engages in a multitude of programs and events that aim to ensure students are given exposure to first-rate STEM programs and events.
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College
The focus of the College Program is “Access and Success.” AISES administers and is involved in many programs and events for American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples of North America college students to increase access to, and boost success in, STEM.  
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Professional
The focus of the Professional Program is “Leadership and Change.” AISES is dedicated to supporting its professional members in STEM, providing a network of Professional Chapters an annual Professional Awards Program to celebrate excellence in the field.  
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Strategic Partnerships & Research 
In addition to our three core programs – Pre-College, College and Professional – AISES also engages in strategic partnerships and conducts research to further our mission of substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaskan Natives. Native Hawaiians, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. 
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