American Indian Science & Engineering Society Leadership Summit

The 2017 Leadership Summit, held in April in Chandler, Ariz., was the best yet. At this sold-out event, more than 215 student and early- to mid-career professional members gathered to network, learn, and build skills and confidence. Attendees were kept busy with a Summit agenda packed with more than two dozen workshops and sessions addressing topics related to both personal growth and career development. The annual Leadership Summit is especially noteworthy for its success at matching STEM professionals with STEM students for mentoring, and providing opportunities for attendees to connect not only with peers, but with other Native students and professionals as well as representatives from corporate sponsors.