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AISES: Your Partner in InDIgenuity

2011 Sponsorship and Engagement Opportunities AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING SOCIETY PO BOX 9828, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87119 • WWW.AISES.ORG


Table of Contents

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About AISES

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AISES’ Full Circle of Support

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Impact Propositions at-a-glance

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AISES Circle Partner Opportunities

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AISES Circle Partner Benefits

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AISES National Conference

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National Conference Opportunities

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Current Educational Initiatives

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2011 Scholarship and Internship Program

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Annual Leadership Conference

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National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair and Expo (NAISEF)

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AISES Membership

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Winds of Change Magazine


About the American Indian Science and Engineering Society History/Model

text Sincehere 1977, AISES, has worked to substantially increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields ­— as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders. 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. The specific need that AISES addresses is to promote, initiate, and provide educational services for American Indian and Alaska Native pre-college, college, and graduate students in STEM. AISES also supports early-, mid-, and senior-career professionals in STEM through professional development, mentoring, networking, community service, and awards programs and initiatives. AISES is the only professional society established by and for American Indian and Alaska Natives that specifically emphasizes lifelong learning and educational achievement by utilizing cultural aspects with STEM.

Impact

Through the quality and reach of its programs, the longevity and the devoted commitment of its “family,” AISES is the undisputed leader in STEM opportunity in Indian Country. Members from over 200 tribal nations are represented within AISES, and AISES enjoys the support and partnership of corporate, government, academic, and tribal decision-makers. As students, AISES members strive to succeed at the highest level. As professionals, they create dynamic cohesion between indigenous ways of knowing and the evolving technological challenges of today’s world. These challenges are multifaceted and complex, including harnessing sustainable energy, ensuring supplies of clean water, balancing the needs of an ever-complex world with the mandates of environmental stewardship, dealing with health challenges, and making the best of technological innovations. AISES stands at the vanguard: finding solutions to these challenges, while encouraging greater participation for and by American Indians and Alaska Natives as students, scholars, professional practitioners, mentors, and teachers in the STEM fields.

Partnerships

As a nonprofit, 501 (c)3 organization, AISES relies on the collaboration of its sponsor and philanthropic partners to achieve its mission. Thank you for your interest in AISES. We hope these pages will illustrate ways AISES can help support your strategic and philanthropic missions. The following pages provide an overview of AISES national events, programs, and initiatives. In order to best determine how AISES aligns with your strategic objectives, please study the chart on the following page. We look forward to working with you in 2011!

Rozella Kennedy Business Development Director

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AISES Full Circle of Support

AISES employs a “full circle of support” model that begins with pre-college students, progresses into collegiate life and the professional years, culminating with the involvement of tribes and communities. These activities are focused around AISES’ mission. 3


Wherever you seek impact, AISES can help Attract students to your educational opportunities

Your Opportunities

Your Company

Improve your workplace diversification and inclusion Find talented students for your internship programs Gain a better understanding of American Indian and Alaska Native cultural, educational, and tribal issues and opportunities as they relate to the STEM workplace and the workforce in general Network with thought leaders in your industry/field Learn how to do better cultural outreach/marketing to American Indians and Alaska Natives Increase sales of your product or resources in Indian Country

National Conference Sponsor National Conference Exhibitor National Conference Attendee Leadership Conference Sponsor AISES Circle Partner Winds of Change Advertiser

Identify top talent for recruitment NOW Get more PR/visibility for your company in Indian Country

Our World

Your Employees

Better understand issues and trends of interest to American Indian and Alaska Native students and professionals

Connect your staff to volunteer opportunities that serve Indian Country Provide opportunities for your top-performing American Indian and Alaska Native staff to be recognized through national awards Provide career development opportunities for your American Indian and Alaska Native staff to bolster retention and develop skills Build or connect with affinity networks to support your American Indian and Alaska Native staff Provide regional and/or national networking opportunities for your American Indian and Alaska Native staff to encourage retention and further career development Gain access to professional leaders you can learn from

National Conference Sponsor National Conference Attendee National Conference Volunteer Professional Chapter Member Professional of the Year Awardee Leadership Conference Sponsor AISES Circle Partner Professional Development Sponsor

Gain access to student leaders you can learn from

Assist pre-college students by demonstrating opportunities in STEM, to support and sustain your talent pool Devote corporate philanthropic dollars to improve American Indian and Alaska Native education and success Demonstrate our corporation’s commitment to justice for American Indians and Alaska Natives Devote corporate philanthropic dollars to support STEM issues Help the U.S. achieve its national STEM priorities by working with under-represented groups

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AISES Circle Partner & AISES STEM Initiatives support


AISES Circle Partner Opportunities The most effective means of engaging with AISES, and the most complete in terms of sponsor Return on Investment, is through the Circle Partnership. Circle Partners are those who diversify their AISES involvement over at least two national events or programs.

Circle Partners

These organizations engage in AISES’ mission by funding at least two distinct AISES programs or events in a calendar year. There are two tiers of AISES Circle Partnership: Success Circle $5,000 - $14,999 Excellence Circle $15,000 - $29,999

Circle of Support Partners

At the $30,000 threshold, AISES Circle Partners reach the Circle of Support designation. These outstanding organizations are recognized for their commitment to supporting the educational and career development of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the STEM fields. Circle of Support partners assist in funding at least two distinct AISES programs or events in a calendar year.

Full Circle of Support Partners

The Full Circle of Support Partnership designation is reserved for organizations that have established a multi-program partnership with AISES for three or more years at the $75,000 level. Full Circle Partners are those who are most deeply engaged with AISES’ strategic mission, working alongside AISES staff to serve the evolving strategic interests of both organizations. They enjoy the highest level of recognition in all AISES external materials, signage, and event planning, as dedicated allies in serving AISES’ mission. By sharing their expertise and industry engagement, Full Circle of Support Partners provide valuable advice and leadership to the AISES family.

The national events described on the following pages are among the most common ways AISES sponsors are involved in Circle Partnerships 5


Circle Partner Benefits Full Circle of Support

Circle of Support

Support at least two AISES national events or programs for three consecutive years at $75,000 and above

Support at least two AISES national events or programs at $30,000 and above

Support at least two AISES national events or programs at the $15,000 - $29,999 level

Premium (above-fold)

Premium (above-fold)

Home page

Home page

Job board postings per year

50

40

20

10

Opportunity to provide webinars to AISES membership*

6

6

3

2

Inclusion in AISES Subject Matter Expert “SME” roster (in development)

X

X

X

X

Website resource placement*

5

5

3

1

Discounted advertising rates in Winds of Change magazine

X

X

X

X

Quarterly AISES Program Report

X

X

X

X

Knowing you are greatly contributing to the success of AISES’ mission!

X

X

X

X

Recognition in Winds of Change magazine

X

X

X

X

AISES Circle Partner Benefits Sponsor requirements Logo placement on AISES website

Excellence Success Circle Circle Partner Partner Support at least two AISES national events or programs at the $5,000 $14,999 level

* All educational resources submitted by AISES Circle Partners, including print, electronic, or podcast materials, are subject to review and approval by AISES.

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2011 AISES National Conference

AISES conducts three national events: the AISES National Conference, the AISES Leadership Conference, and the National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair and Expo (NAISEF). In addition, NAISEF Grand Prize winners are invited to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and in 2011, AISES introduces the Department of Energy Intertribal Middle School Science Bowl (IMSSB) which runs concurrently with NAISEF. AISES chapters and regional leadership also organize annual regional conferences. All of these events are programmed to deliver top-caliber educational and career-building skills, along with superb networking, mentorship, and traditional cultural opportunities to support AISES members in their STEM studies and/or career.

AISES National Conference

Held annually since 1978, the AISES National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three-day event convening high school juniors and seniors, college and graduate students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate partners, and all members of the “AISES family.” Held in a different North American city each fall, the AISES Annual Conference includes professional development, networking opportunities, student presentations, the largest career fair in Indian Country, awards, and traditional events. The 2011 National Conference takes place November 10-12, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN, a major U.S. industrial and agricultural hub. Fittingly, the 2011 conference theme centers around issues of food, agriculture, plant science, and technology. With STEM as the unifier, the important roles these issues play in American Indian and Alaska Native tradition, health, and the 21st century workforce will be explored. AISES National Conference provides a superior opportunity for institutional visibility and engagement. Among the many events and activities at National Conference are more than 60 learning sessions organized into “tracks” targeting the interests of our participants, the largest career fair in Indian Country, and unique sharing of traditional Native culture. With 90% high approval rating from the most recent attendees, the AISES National Conference is the highlight of the year for many.

Key 2011 Dates:

Early-bird commitment opens: February 1 Early-bird commitment deadline to lock in 2010 rates: March 1 Early-bird payment deadline: May 31 General Registration opens: June 1 General Registration closes: September 30 Full-price Registration opens: October 1 Dates subject to change. See sponsorship opportunities on next page.

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Check out last year’s National Conference program at www.aises.org/national conference


2011 National Conference Opportunities National Conference Gemstone Sponsorships

AISES 2011 National Conference Sponsors contribute to AISES’ mission at a very high level. In addition to the general sponsorship packages detailed below, there will be customized packages related to specific activities and collateral materials. An updated list will be available in March, 2011. 2011 National Conference Gemstone Sponsorship Packages

Turquoise

Coral

Lapis

Onyx

$50,000

$30,000

$20,000

$10,000

Recognition as a major sponsor in all printed materials

X

X

X

X

Full page ad in National Conference Program

X

Corporate logo displayed throughout the conference

X

X

X

X

1– 20x20

1 – 20x20

1 – 20x10

1 – 10x10

15

6

4

2

TBD

TBD

TBD

2

Reserved interview booth at Career Fair

1

1

1

Invitation for company senior executive to deliver audience address*

X

Honors Banquet sponsorship recognition

X

Reserved table(s) at Honors Banquet with 10 tickets per table**

3

1

1

1

Recognition on AISES website with link to organization website

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X

X

X

Access to AISES Resume Database

X

X

X

X

Suite at host hotel

X

Special sponsorship designation on company attendee badges

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X

X

X

Recognition in Winds of Change magazine

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X

X

X

Cost

Career Fair booth(s) Full conference registrations Career Fair booth personnel passes

*Ten minutes at Opening Ceremony or Honors Banquet **Each table seats 10 people

Other sponsorship opportunities provide excellent visibility. Pricing ranges from $3,000 to $10,000. Typical additional sponsorship opportunities include the following. Please contact us to discuss other possibilities. • Conference bag sponsorship • Career fair box lunch or continental breakfast • E-Lounge Early-bird booth renewals are open • Various Networking and social receptions February 1-28, 2011 • Neck wallet holders • Poster sessions General single booth sales for National • Conference program printing Conference go on sale June 1, 2011 • Satellite uplink of keynote address For more information, please contact • Travel scholarships events@aises.org • Volunteer t-shirts • Professional development sessions

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Current Educational Initiatives Through its STEM Awareness and Retention Initiative, AISES engages in a multitude of programs and events that aim to ensure pre-college American Indians and Alaska Natives, as well as their teachers and parents, are given first-rate learning opportunities and support in discovering, pursuing, and sustaining their STEM interest as they prepare for their college career and beyond. In addition to NAISEF and ISEF, AISES has conducted the summer ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, which has served over 100 6th-8th graders over two years in a residential, intense science learning environment at the University of New Mexico. Also, AISES’ Pre-College Affiliate Program reached more than 32,000 American Indian and Alaska Native students in 2010 through 126 K-12 schools and educational organizations, and 80 individual affiliates. Teachers from the affiliated schools are also invited to participate in activities such as any of the seven regional conferences and to partake of curricular and professional development opportunities. AISES administers and is involved in many programs and events that support American Indian and Alaska Native college and graduate school students and young professionals in STEM. The objective of the STEM Access and Success Initiative is to ensure that, whether they are a student or already in the workplace, AISES members are supported educationally and culturally. AISES supports them in attaining success in STEM and in Indian Country alike – as mentors, leaders, and innovators. Events in this initiative include the AISES Leadership, Regional, and National Conferences, which are supplemented by scholarship programs, internship programs, a network of 172 college chapters and ongoing educational, community engagement, mentorship, networking, career-preparedness, and professional development opportunities. See box below for more about college chapters, and see next page for more about internships and scholarships. A keystone value in Indian Country, and very important to AISES’ mission, is the notion of giving back to one’s community. AISES STEM Leadership and Change initiative seeks to provide opportunities for mentorship, volunteerism, leadership, and excellence through a variety of programs and events. These activities are intended to continue supporting American Indian and Alaska Native excellence in STEM, to provide awareness and celebration of these achievements, and to help encourage career retention and advancement. Participation in AISES Subject Matter Expert Roster, the annual Professional Awards program, the Professional Chapters network, the Government Relations Council, Corporate Advisory Council, and other initiatives comprise this part of AISES’ work.

AISES College Chapters

AISES College Chapters are the “on-the-ground” resources, working to enrich the educational, service, and social needs of its members. Located at 172 colleges and universities throughout North America, including tribal colleges and universities, AISES College Chapters provide educational and social support, and serve as liaison between AISES national office and the expanse of student organizations across North America. Although each chapter has unique priorities, goals, and member profiles, there are several common traits and roles: they exist to provide peer support, career guidance, leadership opportunities, academic, cultural and social support to members; to enable student members to contribute to local and regional communities; to support and advocate for the AISES mission; and to demonstrate upstanding scholastic and character values to other students. Exemplary chapters are recognized during awards ceremonies at the National Conference.

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2011 Scholarship and Internship Programs 2011-2012 Scholarship Programs

AISES’ competitive scholarship programs are intended to assist with tuition and other educational expenses. The prestigious scholarship program allows for improved college retention rates for our members, and enables them to leverage additional local and community support. In addition to being a partner in various corporate scholarship initiatives, AISES administers the annual A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program. Established in 1983 in memory of chemical engineer and AISES co-founder A.T. Anderson (Mohawk), this program awards scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math. This is a competitive scholarship program with strict eligibility criteria including 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA). In the 2010-2011 academic year, AISES awarded $253,400 in educational scholarship funding to 208 students.

AISES Internships

The AISES Internship Program provides students with applied work experience and an opportunity to explore career options. Placing students in 10-week summer positions with partner agencies, the program also promotes advanced study to the graduate level and assists students in developing professional networks. AISES interships are greatly sought after, with a 1:3 ratio of applicants to available placements. In 2010, AISES placed a total of 17 students in internships with seven different partner agencies across the country. The 2009 internship program placed 14 students with six partner agencies. In 2008, AISES placed a total of 16 students in internships with seven partner agencies.

AISES Program Partners AISES Program Partners are those whose activity supports one single AISES program or event over the course of a calendar year.

AISES 2011 Program Partners enjoy the following benefits: • Logo on website secondary pages (i.e., scholarships, internship pages) • Quarterly Program Report • Strategic communication with AISES programs team

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Annual Leadership Conference The annual Leadership Conference serves AISES college leaders: regional representatives, chapter officers, and interns from the previous summer. This intimate and focused gathering (100 students) provides AISES an opportunity to support our next generation of American Indian and Alaska Native leadership in STEM though sessions in professional and leadership development, as well as opportunities to liaise with a small cohort of potential corporate employers. The 2011 Leadership Conference took place February 17-19. 2011 Leadership Conference Sponsorship Packages

Cost

Topaz

Opal

Malachite

Aventurine

$20,000

$10,000

$5,000

$2,000

Organization logo on conference bags

X

Opportunity to address the opening ceremony

X

Recognition in all event materials

X

X

X

X

Your organization’s banner displayed throughout the event venue

X

X

X

X

Advertising in the Conference printed program (b/w)*

X

X

Conference Passes

3

3

1

1

Special sponsorship designation on company attendee badges

X

X

X

X

Copy of student participant directory

X

X

X

X

Recognition in Winds of Change magazine

X

X

X

X

*Artwork due to AISES by January 15, 2011.

Contact us at events@aises.org or sign up for our e-newsletter at www.aises.org for information about the 2012 LC!

The AISES Regional Conferences are developed by regional leadership, and speaking opportunities for the 2011 Regional Conferences are now closed. For sponsorship information about the 2012 AISES Regional Conferences, please contact corprelations@aises.org 11 11


Annual National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair and Expo (NAISEF) The annual National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair and Expo (NAISEF) provides an opportunity for American Indian and Alaska Native students to actively participate in a sciencebased learning environment and present science projects that can be shared with peers, teachers, and educators. NAISEF provides a forum for students to have their research recognized and critiqued in 13 disciplines. Participants have opportunities to win scholarships, cash awards, and special recognition prizes. NAISEF Grand Award winners advance to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) where they compete with students from across the world. In 2011, NAISEF will occur concurrently with the first-ever U.S. Department of Energy Intertribal Middle School Science Bowl. The 2011 Fair and Expo took place March 24-26, 2011. Please note the new sponsorship packages for the 2011 NAISEF: NAISEF Gemstone Sponsorship Packages

Amethyst

Amber

Agate

$20,000

$10,000

$5,000

Organization logo on the conference bags

X

X

Opportunity to address the opening assembly

X

10 x 10 Expo booth

X

X

X

Recognition in all event materials

X

X

X

Organization banner displayed throughout the event venue

X

Cost

Ad in the NAISEF printed program (b/w)*

Full page

Half page

Conference passes

5

3

1

Special sponsorship designation on company attendee badges

X

X

X

Recognition in Winds of Change magazine

X

X

X

*Artwork due to AISES January 31, 2011.

NAISEF takes place in March, 2011. Contact us now to secure your sponsorship!

Contact us at events@aises.org or sign up for our e-newsletter at www.aises.org for information about 2012 NAISEF! For more information about AISES’ internship programs or the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program, please contact corprelations@aises.org 12 12


Membership Opportunities AISES Membership

AISES members are the heart and soul of the organization. The many benefits of AISES membership include: • Eligibility for scholarships, internships, and other programs • Ability to post resume to AISES Resume Database and be connected to top recruiters in STEM • Discounted registration for AISES Events • Subscription to Winds of Change magazine and the annual College Guide • Coming in 2011: access to special members-only content including podcasts More information about the membership program is available at the AISES website.: http://www.aises.org

Sequoyah Fellowship

The AISES Lifetime Membership program was named in memory of Sequoyah, the great Cherokee Innovator who developed the Cherokee alphabet and syllabary in 1821. This feat led to the Cherokee Nation becoming literate in less than one year. In recognition of his contribution, the Cherokee Nation awarded Sequoyah a silver medal and he continued to serve the Cherokee as a statesman and diplomat until the time of his death. The Sequoyah Fellowship offers individuals a symbolic way of embracing the spirit of Sequoyah. Through the thoughtful support of Sequoyah Fellows, we continue to contribute to the growth of professionals, students, teachers, and academic communities. For their one-time membership fee of $1,000, AISES’ Sequoyah Fellows receive:

• A metal lifetime membership card • A Sequoyah medallion engraved with the individual’s name and

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the year granted Sequoyah Fellow status. Many Sequoyah Fellows wear their medallions at AISES events, and may be identified by the orange and black ribbon attached to their medallion. New Sequoyah Fellows may choose to be presented with their engraved Sequoyah medallion at the Sequoyah Breakfast & Honoring Ceremony, held during the annual National AISES Conference, or they may elect to have their medallion mailed directly to them. A lifetime subscription to AISES’ award-winning quarterly magazine, Winds of Change. The new Sequoyah Fellows name will be added to the Sequoyah Fellows Recognition Wall displayed at the AISES national office.

More information about the Sequoyah Fellowship program is at our website: http://www.aises.org.t

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Winds of Change Magazine

Winds of Change Magazine Winds of Change is a quarterly magazine published by AISES. It is the premier nationally distributed magazine published with a singleminded focus on career and educational advancement for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples with an emphasis on STEM. In addition to the quarterly publication, Winds of Change releases an annual College Guide that has come to be viewed as a crucial resource for students and college recruiters. Winds of Change is a proven valuable recruitment tool for corporations, government agencies, tribal and non-tribal businesses, and colleges and universities across the U.S. The editorial focus honors tradition while exploring topics in STEM fields as well as health, education, business, and Indian culture. AISES Circle Partners enjoy discounted advertising rates in Winds of Change.

For subscription information, please contact: Bethany Fraser at (617) 457-3968 or bfraser@pohlyco.com For advertising information, please contact: Candace McDonough, National Sales Director at (617) 969-2137 or cmcdonough@pohlyco.com

Credits Cover, pages and most interior pages: Enrique C. Knell Page 12, top: Ki Tecumseh

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