A.D. Cropper and Joseph Connolly of the Lake Erie Professional Chapter of AISES win the Professional of the Year Award and Technical Excellence Award. Find the announcement at the AISES national website: The Professional of the Year:  Andre Dominic Cropper, Kalinago Carib, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems Technical Excellence:  Joseph W. Connolly, Haudenosaunee of the Onondaga Nation-Wolf Clan from Six Nations Reserve of the Grand River, Controls Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center http://www.aises.org/content/2014-professional-year-award-winnersRead More →

Educators of Native American Students (EONAS) is a sub group of TODOS-Mathematics for All, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. EONAS, at each NCTM Annual Meeting since 2005, has been featured in at least one session and hosted a separate meeting to discuss issues of importance to those in American Indian education. Those issues include the underrepresentation of American Indians in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and underperformance of American Indian students on mathematics and science assessments. We have a website being developed.  Please take a look and reply with suggestions. http://nasgem.rpi.edu/pl/eonasRead More →

The AISES national conference was another great success and this photo is us celebrating at the closing powwow.   AISES “Elevated” Denver at the 35th Annual National Conference!  CEO Message:  from Sarah EchoHawk, CEO Held in Denver from October 31 – November 2, 2013, over 1, 500 attendees participated in the 35th AISES Annual Conference. Activities included over 50 educational sessions; the largest career fair in Indian Country; Professional, Student and Chapter Awards; Sequoyah Breakfast; Gemstone Sponsor Reception; Traditional Banquet and Pow Wow and more.  Many sponsor teams, volunteers, Founders, Board members and staff spent hours ensuring the future of  our people in STEM.  ThankRead More →

http://www.dartmouth.edu/admissions/bound/programs/native.html The Native American Fly-In Program is an opportunity for some of the most promising and talented students in the country, who have a particular interest in Native community and/or Native American Studies, to experience Dartmouth. Participants are selected on the basis of academic achievement and scholarship, personal character and accomplishment, potential for future excellence and leadership. Once on campus, students will visit classes, meet current undergraduates, interact with faculty and administrators, engage our Native community, attend workshops on the admissions and financial aid process, and increase their familiarity with Dartmouth’s resources and the many opportunities for personal enrichment. Native American Fly-In 2013 Dartmouth NativeRead More →

The editors ofWinds of Changemagazine, a quarterly production by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), recently released their first list of “The Top 50 Best STEM Workplaces” that offer supportive and stimulating environments for diverse cultures—particularly American Indians and Alaska Natives. “Our methodology was pretty straightforward,” Karen English,Winds of Changeeditor, told Indian Country today Media Network. “We surveyed companies we know recruit Native Americans. The main goal is to help our readers identify workplaces that appreciate their sophisticated STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] skills and unique sensibilities as Native Americans that they can contribute.” Winds of Changestaff honed in on companies thatRead More →

When Traditional Culture Meets High-Tech Construction, The People Can Qayaq Forward More than 10,000 years ago, Eskimos constructed the first kayaks from stitched seal and other animal skins by stretching them across a wood or whalebone-skeleton frame. Called skin boats, they used them to hunt on the inland lakes, rivers and coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean. Today, kayaking is one of the fastest growing sports in North America, with nearly 8 million active participants in the U.S. alone, up from 3.5 million just 10 years ago, according to theNational Sporting Goods Association. With its risingRead More →

The miniature student-made cars raced at a recent science camp might lose wheels or engine power, but they were nudged across a makeshift finish line with a little help from the students and their friends. In some ways, a similar process applied to the students themselves. Despite fears and concerns, they learned they could overcome obstacles with a little help from their friends and mentors—in this case, at the 2013 Native American STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Institute, funded by the National Academy of Engineering. The solar-powered race cars were only one project for the 30-plus middle school students from various tribes who cameRead More →

Following the July 30 story about Sam Simon, co-creator (with Matt Groening) ofThe Simpsonswho has terminal cancer, looking to donate all of his money to charity Indian Country Today Media Network decided to take a closer look at some philanthropic work within Indian country. RELATED:Where Will ‘Simpsons’ Creator Sam Simon’s Money Go? The first decade of this century saw a marked falloff in philanthropy to American Indians. And the story of this decade may be two steps forward, one step back. A study of philanthropy to Natives in the years between 2000 and 2009 by The Foundation Center and Native Americans in Philanthropy saw aRead More →

At its annual Public School Appreciation Day on April 12, the Cherokee Nation awarded checks totaling $3.2 million to 92 school districts in northeastern Oklahoma. The badly needed funding will benefit nearly 24,000 students within the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction area. Each year, the tribe allocates 38 percent of its tax revenues from tribal car tags to area schools. The unrestricted grants, totaling almost $30 million since 2002, are awarded on a per-student basis and come with “no strings attached,” according to Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “I believe the superintendents know best what the needs of their districts are,” said Baker. “We areRead More →