AISES’ Professional Chapters provide members opportunity and support as they rise along their career path. AISES professional members complete the "circle of support" by serving as mentors, advisors, and role models to younger members. In their local communities, AISES professional chapter members provide a variety of activities on a local level that support STEM success for other American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Providing role models for AI/AN students and professionals
Playing a support/mentorship role for students in the transition from student status to professional status
Organizing seminars and workshops that help develop management, communication, and other professional skills
Giving access to networking resources such as community relations, scholarships, and job-opportunity awareness
Serving as AISES-endorsed “Subject Matter Experts,” speaking in educational and media platforms and raising public awareness about AI/AN contributions in STEM
Supporting educational partnerships with our affiliate schools, and by serving as judges for NAISEF and at our other events
Encouraging participation in other technical societies.
Nominating and supporting individuals for AISES Board of Directors and AISES awards programs.
There are currently 12 active Professional Chapters.
The following guidelines help Professional Chapters exist as strong, effective, and efficient bodies that function in cohesion with the AISES National Office.
Each AISES Professional Chapter must have a minimum of five General members in good standing with AISES National Office. The members listed on the petition to form a Professional Chapter (hereinafter referred to as the organizers or organizing committee) must be current with their AISES National membership
The following documents are required to apply to an AISES Professional Chapter:
Application/Petition for the Establishment of a Professional Chapter
Verification of AISES Memberships
Copies of meeting minutes reflecting:
Election of Officers
Adoption of Code of Conduct
Adoption of Affiliation Agreement and Professional Bylaws
Signed Affiliation Agreement
Signed Professional Bylaws
Quarterly reports are required for Professional Chapters to remain in good standing. The report will cover chapter officers, chapter members, chapter activites and chapter financials. With each quarterly report, the following must also be sumitted:
Completed professional chapter quarterly report
Bank statements covering the period of the quarter
$50 quarterly professional chapter dues, made payabe to: AISES
Meeting minutes covering the period of the quarter
Download the Quarterly Report Template.
AISES’ goal is to assist professional chapters in building and strengthening chapters to meet the AISES Mission and to encourage chapters to increase membership, build on current strengths and develop leadership among chapter members. The Professional Chapter Awards Program allows chapters to identify their strengths and recognize the accomplishments of their fellow chapters.
2012 Professional Chapter Award Recipients
AISES Member Services, Marketing and Events Department
P.O. Box 9828
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828