AISES Conference attracts hundreds of Native youth – UNITY, Inc.

AISES Conference attracts hundreds of Native youth


Several hundred Native youth gathered in Oklahoma City in October for the annual AISES National Conference, engaging with inspirational speakers, such as Dr. John Herrington, the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to travel to space, and participating in many networking sessions that promoted STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). UNITY staff and youth leaders connected with participants throughout the conference and with an outreach booth during the College and Career Fair.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), is a national nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.

 

The National UNITY Council’s Executive Committee Member: Brittany McKain, Great Plains Regional Youth Representative at the 2018 AISES event
AISES’s three day, national conference attracted well over 2,000 attendees from around the country. UNITY being one of 200 exhibitors at AISES’s College and Career fair, that which was filled of college programs and other non-profits alike. Students like Kelly Charley, an engineering student at Arizona State, who are a part of both UNITY and AISES stopped by the booth. To help represent, UNITY’s NUC Executive Committee member Brittany McKane, joined UNITYs staff during the college and career fair event.  UNITY’s partnership with AISES is aimed to bring more opportunities to both UNITY and AISES.  We thank AISES for their ongoing partnership with UNITY year after year.