The Medtronic American Indian Employee Resource Group created by CPN member Ryan Thompson has awarded several scholarships to deserving students, including 2019 Potawatomi Leadership Program participant Lilly Lewis.
Tribal member Cheyenne Branscum created the Geo Team program in 2018, which encourages minority students often not exposed to STEM subjects as academic focal points to lead independent research projects in one of the areas.
In February 2019, CPN and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians started the first two tribal chapters of AISES, which provide opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians in the STEM fields.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society recently approved Citizen Potawatomi Nation to establish the first tribal chapter of the organization, Shkodedeajek (Those Who Carry the Fire in Their Hearts).
Native Americans from academic institutions and the public and private sectors across the country descended on Oklahoma City for the annual American Indian Science and Engineering Society national conference. From Oct. 4-6, participants from science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors met and discussed issues in these fields and how to improve the Native American participation Read More »