ERIC Number: ED409127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Science & Engineering Society 1994 Annual Report.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Boulder, CO.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. AISES educational programs provide opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, and other academic arenas. The trained professionals become technologically informed leaders within the Indian community. This annual report describes AISES activities, membership, and funding in 1994. Educational activities included summer academic programs attended by over 300 middle school and high school students at university sites; administering the Dr. Rosa Minoka Hill Fund, which helps American Indian high school students to attend prestigious college prep schools; strengthening college chapters through the AISES College Chapter Enhancement Project; awarding undergraduate and graduate scholarships to over 375 Native students; and conducting the Mathematics Improvement Project to enhance teaching skills of elementary mathematics teachers of American Indian students, the Mathematics/Science Teacher Enhancement Program in six Wisconsin and Michigan communities, and programs at the AISES Environmental Institute in Grant, Colorado. Conferences included the 16th annual national conference and associated High School Day, the American Indian Knowledge Series of conferences, AISES Leadership Conference, and the National American Indian Science & Engineering Fair. AISES resources include a book catalog; the "First Annual College Guide for American Indians"; a magazine on careers, education, and leadership; a quarterly education newsletter; and guidelines on effective education for American Indian precollege students. Also included is information on AISES awards, college and professional chapters, computer information network, career placement services, donors, advisory boards, and a financial balance sheet. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Boulder, CO.