American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) - Lower Columbia/Willamette River Professional Chapter

AISES Professional LCWR


 
AISES Mission:

To substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in science, technology, and math (STEM) studies and careers.


To Become a chapter member

1. Join AISES via National Website below

AISES National Membership website

2. Send $20 for our chapter dues  with your name, email, company/agency/organization, tribal affiliation if applicable, and phone #

Here are the two ways to send AISES Professional Chapter dues which are $20
for the calendar year:

1.  Mail check (payable to AISES) or cash to:
        AISES (c/o BPA)
        Karen Graves Pyrch
        PO Box 3621 (KS-4)
        Portland, OR  97208-3621

2.  Send Money, Transfer Money or Pay Online with PayPal (steps to walk
through with instructions where a credit card or financial institution bank
account info can be used):
https://www.paypal.com/nf/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

Use the following AISES Lower Columbia/Willamette River Treasurer's email to
send PayPal funds:  
kkjlp@comcast.net


Links to our local partners:

AISES National Website

Dick French Memorial Scholarship - 2018

Intertribal Timber Council - Scholarships and Education

USDOI - Indian Affairs - Internships - Natural Resources

Workforce Opportunities - Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission

Salmon Camp - Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission

Intel Global Diversity Initiatives

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Bonneville Power Administration - Tribal Affairs

Portland State University - AISES Chapter

Portland State University Student & Community Center

Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable - Native American Youth Association

Career Pathways Videos - Wisdom of the Elders

NW Native American Center of Excellence - OHSU School of Medicine



Next Meeting - August 9, 2018 - Noon - 1 pm (PDT)

Portland State University

Fourth Avenue Building - Room 0012


Conference Call dial-in number of 641.715.3580 with access code 440-809#


                                               Agenda-


1.    Approve  Notes - July 12 - link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uhPHV70H9dLxgsrTfPGlJTjNhq2bs7_d/view?usp=sharing



2.    Treasurers report -  As of 7/31/18 –

                                                  AISES Savings                                                       $   249.82  

                                                  Dick French Memorial Scholarship (DFMS)     $2,351.28

                                                  DFMS CD     (6/30/18-updated quarterly)       $10,303.67


3.     Scholarship    - www.aiseslcwr.org - One applicant - Johnny Buck - repeat award


4.     Retreat summary-  Region 1 Conference - done

                                                Professional Chapter of the Year Application - Deadline August 31st

                                                National Conference - 2020 in Spokane

                                                National Conference - Oct 4-7, 2018 - Oklahoma City - Booth # ID - #320- ITC -# 427-BPA, # 818- Intel 

                                                http://conference.aises.org/exhibitors


 5.     PSU Student Chapter Activities - Matt is helping with travel scholarships to AISES National Meeting

                 

6.     OMSI Update - 


7.    AISES National  Professional Chapter Council - Conference Call - August 10, 2018 - Don will call in at noon


8. Don will be on WSU-Vancouver Native American Advisory Council - meeting on Aug 10 - 9-11:30am 


9.   NAU offering 2 Master Degree Program positions in forestry tuition waiver and $18,000 stipend - Oct 1 deadline

10.  U of Georgia will be offering 5 Master Degree Program position in Business with Forestry focus -  http://www.ugacfb.com/ deadline TBD

11.  2018 Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) Affiliated Meeting - Sept 6-7, 2018 - Julia Betts(PCC) and Mark Abotossaway(Boeing) will be attending.
       Meeting at Oregon Historical Society - More information- see link below.   Mark will present First Nations Launch Program.
       https://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/2018-oregon-nasa-space-grant-consortium-affiliate-meeting


12. - Other items

Link to the latest Winds of Change with several local people in the magazine!

                                     


Next meeting - September 13, 2018



Officers - 2018 

Melissa Clah - President

Don Motanic - Vice-President - don.motanic@gmail.com

Karen Graves Pyrch - Treasurer

Don Motanic - Secretary -

NW Youth Corps Orientation Day
June 18, 2018
Eugene, OR
Don with AISES Students from Chemawa School 






Highline Community College - Native Summit
Lower Columbia/Willamette River and Puget Sound Professional Chapter Career Panel
Socia Love-Thurman, MD (Swedish Hospital),Alex Tsosie, Boeing and Don Motanic, Intertribal Timber Council
May 16, 2018
Federal Way, WA





AISES Region 1 Conference at Portland State University

April 7-8, 2018



PSU & AISES Professional Chapter Graduation Dinner for Christopher Rempel

Chilli Jam Thai Restaurant - November 13, 2017



2017 AISES Professional Chapter of the Year
Mellissa Clah and Don Motanic Accept Award
from
Joseph Connolly (NASA) Professional Chapter Council President
Denver, CO September 22, 2017



Chapter Video

Building Partnerships to connect The Native STEM Community_Motanic6.mp4






NW Youth Corps with PSU Students and Professional Chapter
Corps Received Solar Eclipse Glasses
Sellwood Park, Portland, OR
August 4, 2017

AISES Region 1 and 2 Conference
PSU and Professional Chapters
Humboldt State University
March 30 2017
https://sites.google.com/site/aiseslcwr/home/HSU_AISES_Region%201%20and%202_%20Mar%2030_2017.jpg



Professional & PSU Chapters at SW Washington Indian Ed Pow Wow
                   Heritage HS - Vancouver, WA  March 4, 2017








Professional Chapter Booth at Dance in the Square Pow Wow - September 23, 2106





Professional Chapter Sponsors Booth at Delta Park Pow Wow - June 19, 2016



                         


                                           



Don Motanic, Tim Anderson, Yolonda Salguiero, Melissa Clah and Wendy Wilhelm
at Intel Professional Development Day - Topic -   Communications - March 12, 2016



Retreat February 2016 at Manzanita, OR
                                                                                                         
                                          Nicole Charley, Karen Graves Pyrch, Yolonda Salguiero, Melissa Clah, Don Motanic, Tim Anderson, Jeremy Danny


                                                                                                              AISES and PSU Graduate Dinner


Siena, Kimberly, Breanna,  and Adam



                       Chapter participates with Intel's Professional Development Session 
 September 26, 2015




The AISES Professional Chapter held its annual Minigolf fund raiser in May 2015

Big group of fun people