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AISES is an acronym for American Indian Science and Engineering Society. 


The SFIS chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), adheres to the organizational mission described by AISES:

The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines.

AISES welcomes any high school student with an interest in STEM fields. The goal of the club is to encourage students to experience STEM activities, particularly those focused on environmental issues pertinent to local communities. Students work on projects throughout the year, attend workshops and conferences with other schools, and visit various sites to increase scientific skills needed for projects or other coursework. Past group activities have involved travel to sites like Chaco Canyon and Costa Rica.  AISES is designed to serve current and future members through a myriad of programs, activities, and initiatives that support American Indians in their pursuit of educational and career success in science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM). In raising STEM awareness, AISES engages in a multitude of programs and events that aim to ensure young American Indians and Alaska Natives (as well as their teachers and parents) are given exposure to first-rate STEM learning opportunities. These resources support students in discovering, pursuing, and sustaining their interest in STEM as they prepare for their college careers and beyond. The faculty advisor is Mr. Steve Coriz.


Jerome L. building his encasement to save a light bulb (pre-engineering) to be dropped from 25 feet onto a sidewalk at University of Colorado during the 2013-2014 AISES National Conference.








Source: AISES

For more information on the national organization, please see or contact the faculty advisor.