July 19, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
We apologize, but due to overwhelming response to this meeting and security restrictions,
we must close registration a few hours early. Sincere apologies about the inconvenience.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and Government Relations Council (GRC) is pleased to invite you to the GRC Summer Meeting to be held on July 19, 2012 hosted by the Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO) at the Pentagon Conference Center.
The Pentagon is located in Arlington, Virginia in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This exciting day will feature presentations from the Department of Defense’s leadership, local interns testimonies on transitioning from AISES interns to full time employment, and networking among AISES Government partners.
Lunch and Refreshments: A box lunch of ham, turkey, or vegetarian and a beverage will be available at a cost of $12 cost per person. Payment will be collected during registration.
Directions to the Pentagon: It is strongly recommended that all participants take public transportation by taxi or MetroRail system at the Pentagon stop on the yellow or blue line. From the Pentagon Metro station, there is an entrance to the Pentagon. For the MetroRail map, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority web site.
NOTE: There is no parking available at the Pentagon. It is strongly encouraged that participants take the MetroRail or be dropped off at the Pentagon Visitor Center’s Entrance. If parking is a requirement, the closest parking available is at the Pentagon City Mall parking garages for a fee. From the parking garage, it is about a ten minute walk to the tunnel entrance at the MetroRail station. No shuttle service is provided to or from the Pentagon.
Entering the Pentagon: Upon entering the Pentagon Visitor Center’s entrance, two forms of identification (ID) are required for verification. A federal employee with a federally issued ID may be used as one form of ID. At least one of the ID’s must have a photo. Once verification is made, a badge will be produced and the participant will be escorted to the Pentagon Conference Center, where the GRC Summer Meeting will take place.
NOTE: It takes approximately 20-25 minutes go through registration, receive a badge and walk over to the Pentagon Conference Center. Please allow for enough time to start the registration process and arrive at the entrance at 7:35am.
Established in 1984, AISES’ Government Relations Council (GRC) is comprised of U.S. Government employees. Its purpose is to establish working relationships between agencies and AISES. The GRC meets twice a year at the site of the AISES Annual Conference. The GRC works to identify government resources, develop strategies, and promote government careers in furthering AISES’ mission.
AISES’ Government Relations Council operates to satisfy the following goals:
Bureau of Land Management
Phone: (623) 580-5568
National Ocean Service
Phone: (843) 762-8617
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Chapters with general information on their agency, government employment and career opportunities and with student regional conferences.
Phone: (809) 527-7120
Hydraulic Engineer/Department of Interior - Bureau of Reclamation
P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006-1470
Phone: (702) 293-8571
Fax: (702) 293-8042
Prescott National Forest
Phone: (928) 443-8172
Fax: (928) 443-8008
(Turtle Mountain Chippewa)
Director, OEH&E, IHS Bemidji Area Office
522 Minnesota Avenue, RM 216A
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 444-0507
Fax: (218) 444-0510
James Daugomah (Kiowa)
NOAA National Ocean Service
Phone: (843) 762-8617
The term “Government” applies to federal, state, county, municipal, and tribal governments, all of whom offer opportunities in STEM-related fields including biology, engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, meteorology, computer science, accounting, medicine, and education. Many Federal employment opportunities are listed at :www.usajobs.opm.gov. AISES members who would like to discuss career opportunities with the Federal government are encouraged to call or e-mail any of the GRC Representatives or GRC Regional Representatives.