AISES is a national, non-profit organization
which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology
Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides oportunities
for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science,
engineering, business and other academic arenas. The
trained professionals then become technologically informed leaders
within the Indian community. AISES' ultimate goal is to be a catalyst
for the advancement of American Indians and Native Alaskans as they
seek to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society.
HISTORY & GOALS:
American Indian Science and Engineering Society was founded in 1977 by
American Indian scientists, engineers and educators. In view of the
high dropout rates and low college enrollment and graduation rates of
American Indians compared with all other ethnic groups in the United
States, and the severe under-representation of American Indians in the
science and engineering fields, these Native professionals resolved to
create an organization that would identify and remove the barriers to
academic success for Native students.
Goals of AISES CSU:
To provide support:
educational, social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural via social activities,
interpersonal relationships, study groups, and sports activities.
Objectives of AISES CSU:
To promote the
importance of attaining higher education among Native Americans.
To offer a
support service to new and returning Native American Students.
To develop a
viable retention and recruitment program.
To inform Native American Students of the various services available in which our needs may be combined with others already in existence.
To provide social
To become an
educational center for creating a greater awareness of Native Americans in
To provide a
resource center for studying and becoming acquainted with the various Native
To promote the
members of students into Science, Engineering and other related fields.
Membership is open to all CSU students regardless of major.
& CONTACT INFO:
AISES Student Chapter at CSU
Native American Cultural Center
218 Lory Student Center
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-8033