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AICAE is proud to announce that at the Annual AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) Conference in Phoenix, AZ during November of 2015 we signed another important MOU. The term of the MOU is three years and the MOU recognizes our desire to work with AISES to help support both building and supporting a pipeline of Indigenous students and professionals in the Engineering, Architecture, Design, Landscape Architecture, Construction, Planning and other allied Fields.

The MOU includes an agreement to cooperate and facilitate contacts between members of the two groups. Activities in which AISES local components and AICAE chapters may cooperate include working cooperatively to fundraise for one or both organizations; developing projects in support of American Indian students; and rebuilding underrepresented communities. AICAE and the AISES will discuss opportunities for reciprocal membership and/or joint membership promotion opportunities. The two groups will also provide limited reciprocal conference registrations, membership support, exhibition space, digital communication support, participation support in national and regional leadership opportunities. The Intent of the MOU is to help both groups further their goals to support increasing the number and level of participation of Native peoples in the allied design and STEM fields.

The signing of this MOU builds on our momentum from the signing of an MOU with the National AIA in June of 2015 and furthers our desire to work cooperatively with other groups who can help us provide the best service to our members.


Shown in the photo above:

Front Row (L-R) AICAE President Beverly Diddy and AISES Chief Executive Officer Sarah Echohawk

Back Row (L-R) AICAE Secretary Tammy Eagle Bull, AISES Chair of the Board of Directors Richard Stephens, AICAE Vice President Michael Laverdure, and Lynn Paxson.