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AISES Convenes 34th National Conference Nov. 1-3 in Anchorage


(Albuquerque, September 27, 2012) AISES, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, holds its 34th annual National Conference November 1-3 at the Dena'ina and Egan Convention Centers in Anchorage, AK. Held annually since 1978, this three-day gathering has become known as a "must-do" event for indigenous North Americans in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), educators, professionals, and diversity recruiters, offering superior opportunities for networking, educational and professional development, research presentations, and celebration, all imbued with cultural significance and support.

This year's conference theme: Adapt-ability addresses essential topics of climate change, water rights, food security, resource management, geological resourcing impacts, and other environmental issues that have escalated beyond the point of return. It may be too late to discuss stoppage or even avoidance. We are at the moment where the call is for adaptive solutions. AISES' partnerships with Native communities, corporations and government agencies will facilitate frank and provocative exchanges. Highlights are outlined below, and extensive information can be found online at www.aises.org/nationalconference.

   * Learning Opportunities
   * Career Opportunities
   * Cultural and Social Events
   * Celebrations

About AISES: Founded in 1977, AISES is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in science, technology, engineering and math fields. AISES employs a "full circle of support" model that begins with pre-college programs, progresses into collegiate life, and then into the professional years of members into retirement. It serves an extensive membership network of over 2,900 active members, 13,000 alumni, 1040 Sequoyah (lifetime) Fellows, 173 College Chapters, and 200 Pre-College Affiliates - with over 200 Native Nations represented in all. More information is available at the AISES website: www.aises.org <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001vflKkZ3E5SHG40K8ZLNiSixI6ARSQJ9-eXXM6BmumNZu3B9PFFJNCZ6WTjN_tG0RWmBRyXh_9gDvyqsQ1AmPSh0FC4MwAJCoS0ED3wPxs0A=>.


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