July 24, 2020

Medtronic director’s leadership helps company establish scholarship for Native Americans

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.
March 10, 2020

Educator and minority student advocate fosters love of science

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.
February 19, 2020

Shkodedeajek reaches anniversary of founding

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.
May 7, 2019

CPN establishes first tribal AISES chapter

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).
November 16, 2018

Native STEM association brings more than 2,000 to OKC

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 […]