Through our STEM Awareness and Retention Initiative, AISES engages in a multitude of programs and events that aim to ensure young American Indians and Alaska Natives (as well as their educators and families) are given exposure to first-rate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs and events. These experiences and opportunities support students in discovering, pursuing, and sustaining their interest in STEM as they prepare for their college careers and beyond.
AISES administers national events to support young STEM learners such as the National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair (NAISEF), the Department of Energy Intertribal Middle School Science Bowl (IMSSB), and the AISES’ Power Up Science Fair Workshop.
As an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Affiliate (ISEF), NAISEF grand award winners represent AISES at ISEF. Also, the winning team of the IMSSB travels to Washington, D.C. to represent AISES in the National Science Bowl. Additionally, pre-college students (high school juniors and seniors) enjoy their own specific track at the AISES National Conference.
STEM Awareness and Retention Brochure
Powering Up Student Success
AISES is dedicated to finding new ways to create interest in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) fields in AI/AN/NH communities.Through AISES’ programs students and educators can gain new knowledge to bring back to the community, learn about new ways to conduct scientific research and participate in quality programs that are designed to drive student success in STEM.