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distribution point is the AISES
National Conferences. We had a booth
at the 2015 conference where we gave
out our first poster. The next year,
AISES put our first and second posters
in participants' official conference bags
- which boosted our reach into the
thousands. Our second-biggest
distribution point is the Bureau of
Indian Education, where they've given
us permission to send our posters to all
their schools. We've now distributed
more than 2,500 posters. If on average
10 people see any given poster, that's a
reach of more than 25,000 people.
On social media, our Facebook page
is approaching 500 followers, and
we're on Twitter; our handle is
@NativesInSTEM.

What other kind of outreach have you
conducted? Last year, we partnered

with one of the science museums in
New Mexico to organize three community nights in three Navajo communi-

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ties, including Shiprock. At each event, we
scientists, programmers, physicists, even
brought in a Native STEM professional to
astronauts - the entire range of possiopen up the evening and talk about their
bilities and pathways.
work. After the Shiprock event, young
What's next? We want to post video
people were lined up to meet Stan Atcitty,
stories on the website alongside posters.
our first poster subject, who comes from
So when you click on a poster you can
Shiprock, and I could hear so many of
watch a video featuring a STEM profesthem telling him they saw his poster in
sional talking about who they are, where
their classroom. It was exactly the kind of
they're from, what they do, and some tips
connection we want to make with Natives
about overcoming challenges. In
in STEM, and it showed us
addition, we want to create
that it's working.
a graphic to show a path
To nominate a
from where a STEM
How do you select STEM
STEM professional
professional grew up to
professionals to feature?
to be featured, go to
where they are now,
We want to represent a
nativesinstem.org.
including challenges. We'll
diversity of nations and
include information about
tribes, and we focus on
how those challenges were overcome and
people who can tell a story. We also want
where people turned for help. We
to show diversity in terms of gender and
envision it ultimately as a moving,
generation, with men and women, and
interactive visual where you can zoom in
people who may be senior in their
and out, and click on links to resources
careers and people who may be newer. In
whether it's to a scholarship program, an
addition, we want to reflect the diversity
employer, a mentor, or an organization
of STEM careers, showing not just
like AISES.
engineers, but mathematicians, computer

aises.org


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