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.
Many schools and areas have their own chapter. If you are seeking to get involved with AISES, please visit their website to find a chapter near you!
A Program of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The UA historically has ranked among the top schools nationally in recruiting Native American applicants to medical school and public health. The goal of the AZ INMED is to develop collaborative partnerships with tribal nations, K-12 school districts, community-tribal colleges, universities and health professional schools to recruit, support and encourage Native American students to enter and succeed in the health professions at the Arizona Health Sciences Centers located in both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona (Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health). AZ INMED is your portal to careers in healing and connects you to what you need to succeed.
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, as a core part of its mission to raise the health status and autonomy of American Indian people to the highest possible level, is committed to providing national leadership in training American Indian and Alaska Native scholars in health care and public health science. With leadership from faculty members of American Indian and First Nations heritage, our public health training incorporates traditional values and cultural wisdom.
The overall mission of NARTC is to conduct health related research and training projects that will help improve the quality of life for Native Americans.
They offer paid undergraduate research opportunties through:
NACP is a collaboration between Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona Cancer Center, funded through the National Cancer Institute. The mission is to alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest through research, training and community outreach programs in collaboration with the communities we serve.
UROC-PREP is a year-round undergraduate research and mentoring program for students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in graduate education and have interest in pursuing a research oriented graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) at UA. Students interested in professional school (i.e. MD, JD, DVM) are not eligible.
AIRCH is a collaborative project between the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) and the University of Arizona (UA) to encourage practical research that improves the health status of American Indian people, increases the number of American Indian scientists and health professionals engaged in research, educates non-Indians about the need for culturally appropriate health research within American Indian communities and research institutions, and includes Tribes as stakeholders in the processes of conducting research on their reservations and in the dissemination of the research findings. The ITCA-UA partnership has been awarded three rounds of AIRCH funding, with projects in place since 2003.
SACNAS - Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science- is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.
We invite you to explore the values, principles, and priorities that guide our initiatives and learn how together, WE can continue to make a lasting impact on the future.
- SWE has chapters at universities; visit their website to find a chapter near you
- SWE offers scholarships that are advertised on their website
SARSEF is a 501(c)(3) . Our mission is creating Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers thorough science and engineering.