NSU AISES Students Receive Honor at National Conference
TAHLEQUAH - Seventeen members of the NSU American Indian
Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Chapter and three sponsors attended
the 23rd Annual AISES Conference in Albuquerque, NM, November 15-18, 2001.
The trip was sponsored by the NSU Center for Tribal Studies, the Cherokee
Nation Tribal Council (Councilor Stephanie Wickliffe-Shepherd), and Lucent
Approximately 2,000 American Indian college students and
corporate representatives attended this years conference whose theme
was Ancient Wisdom Advancing Modern Science & Technology.
The conference provided academic and professional workshops, a corporate
sponsored career fair and a scholarship awards banquet.
The NSU AISES Chapter received the honor of being selected
as Runner Up Chapter of the Year out of 160 college chapters in the nation.
The students were recognized and received a plaque at the awards banquet.
Six individual NSU AISES members were also honored at the awards banquet
for receiving scholarships. They were: Kendra Fish, Glenpool junior; Lance
Fishinghawk, Stilwell junior; Daniel Howard, Tahlequah senior; Lisa Phillips,
Tahlequah senior; Laura Sawney, Tahlequah junior; and Laura Wilson, Morris
sophomore. Jeremy Marshall, Tahlequah senior, was elected Region IV AISES
Representative by his AISES peers.
AISES is a national non-profit organization which nurtures
building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional
Native values. AISES helps American Indian students prepare for careers
in science, technology, engineering and business by providing scholarships
and meaningful summer internships with federal agencies. The NSU AISES
Chapter is sponsored by the Center for Tribal Studies.