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April 20, 2005
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Universities Host AISES Conference
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Black Hills State University
and Oglala Lakota College will host the AISES (American Indian Science and
Engineering Society) Region V conference from Thursday, April 21, through
Saturday, April 23.
More than 200 AISES members from the upper Midwest and Canada will attend
the event. Those attending will hear lectures about space exploration, medical
research, environmental science, neutrino research, alternative energy,
hydrology, and other areas of science and engineering. They also will visit Mount
Rushmore, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park.
Jerry Elliot, an Osage-Cherokee who is a NASA engineer at the Johnson Space
Center in Houston, will deliver a keynote address during the conference banquet
that begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City. A
wacipi will be held Saturday, April 23, at Black Hills State University. The grand
entry begins at 7 p.m.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society is a national, nonprofit
organization that nurtures building of community by bridging science and
technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs,
AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to
pursue studies in science, engineering and technology. The trained professionals
then become technologically informed leaders within the American Indian
community. The organization’s ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for the
advancement of American Indians and Native Alaskans as they seek to become
self-reliant and self-determined members of society.
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