American Indian Science and Engineering Society
OKLAHOMA CITY- The Annual AISES National Conference is coming to Oklahoma City, October 4-6, 2018. The one of a kind, three-day event focuses on educational, professional and workforce development. Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies. The AISES National Conference has become the premier event for American Indian Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students and professionals attracting over 2,000 attendees from across the United States and Canada.
“The AISES National Conference is the place to explore the various subjects, trends, and disciplines in STEM that are helpful to students, professionals, educators and others. Our goal is to have many key takeaways for STEM practitioners from across the United States and Canada,” said AISES Chief Executive Officer Sarah EchoHawk. “Participants can choose from over 80 sessions to discover what’s driving STEM education and emerging trends in the road ahead.”
Pre-conference activities begin on Wednesday, October 3 that includes STEM Day for high school students, hackAISES hackathon and the 2nd Annual Native Links Charity Golf Tournament. STEM Day, sponsored by The Boeing Company, is a fun, interactive day of activities that includes hands-on STEM activities with company representatives from The Boeing Company and NASA. STEM Day is free and open to local Oklahoma high school students upon registration. The 2nd Annual Native Links Charity Golf Tournament is Wednesday, October 3 at the FireLake Golf Course in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Registration for both STEM Day and Golf Tournament can be found on the AISES Conference website at .
The National Conference will host over 80 individual sessions including conference tracks and topics for pre-college, college, professional, business and tribal leaders. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to tour government and university partners such as the Tinker Air Force Base and the University of Oklahoma.
On Friday, October 5, the AISES College and Career Fair will take place at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. The College and Career Fair day pass is only $35.00 for Oklahoma residents which includes student and professional poster presenters and session tracks. The College and Career Fair exhibitors includes colleges and universities, governmental agencies, corporations, tribal entities and more!
The pinnacle of the conference on Saturday, October 6 is the closing banquet with Professional of the Year Awards, Partner Service Awards, followed by a traditional social powwow that is open to the public. All dancers and royalty are invited.
About the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Founded in 1977, with a rapidly expanding membership of more than 4,000 individual members, AISES sustains 190 chartered college and university chapters, 15 professional chapters, and 158 affiliated K-12 schools supporting over 55,000 students. AISES has awarded over $11 million in academic scholarships to over 5,000 American Indian STEM students. Through scholarships and internships, workforce development and career resources, national and regional conferences, science fairs, leadership development and other STEM focused programming, AISES is the leader in STEM opportunities for indigenous people of North America.