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❚ NATIVES IN STEM

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is a proud supporter of AISES.

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New Mexico's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive
Research (NM EPSCoR) launched the Natives in STEM program
in partnership with AISES. The project has a dual goal of inspiring
students to pursue opportunities while giving professionals the
chance to provide that inspiration. To increase Native
American identity
and sense of
belonging in STEM
fields, the program
shares positive
images and stories
of Native STEM
professionals on the
program's website
as well as on social
media.
NM EPSCoR is
funded by the
National Science
Foundation, and its
primary mission is
to build the state's
capacity to conduct
scientific research. Its
work focuses on
cultivating a diverse,
well-qualified STEM
STEM
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workforce and
supporting a culture
of innovation and
entrepreneurship.

ASK A NATIVE IN STEM
In her role as diversity
coordinator for NM EPSCoR,
Chelsea Chee developed the
Natives in STEM concept in
2015. Working in partnership
with AISES, she brought her
idea to life.
What was the genesis for
Natives in STEM? The idea

came to me soon after I
started working at NM
EPSCoR, but its roots go back
to when I was 11 or 12 years
old. I was at a trading post
with my mother and grandmother and there was a huge
mural of Navajo people. Most
of the images were of older
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men in traditional leadership
roles. There were probably
three women, including one
who really stood out to me.
Her image was present-day,
and under her name it said
"American Indian Science and
Engineering Society (AISES)."
I loved science and math, but
really didn't have any
examples of what I could do
with that in my life. When I
saw her image, it became
embedded in my memory.
In junior high, less than 10
percent of students in my
science and accelerated math
classes were Native. And in
high school, I was the only
Native person in the higherlevel calculus and algebra
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