The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) invites your students to participate in the AISES Energy Challenge! AISES is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations, and other Indigenous Peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering, and math studies and careers. The Energy Challenge is an opportunity for middle and high school Indigenous students to create energy solutions for their communities and compete for a trip to Washington D.C. to share their projects.

AISES provides online assistance for students and sponsors (teachers, mentors, parents, etc.) to develop safe and meaningful projects. Workshops, Webinars, and One-on-One Support are available starting September.

  • Project Development Workshops will be held the four consecutive Fridays in September. The hour-long workshops will build upon one another to jump start the creation of energy solutions projects. Learn more and sign up to participate here.
  • Interactive Webinars will be held on Wednesday, September 16 and Wednesday, October 17.
  • One-on-One Project Support will begin on September 21 for those that start their Energy Challenge registration.

For more information, visit the Energy Challenge website or email Chelsea Chee at

Lastly, we hope to see you at the all-virtual AISES National Conference. This virtual conference will include most of the traditional in-person activities, including an opening ceremony, networking suites, sessions for all tracks, research presentations, Indian Country’s largest College and Career Fair, and so much more. Register before October 5th!