Native Student Groups
The Future Stewards Program supports two active Native American student groups: the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Native American Student Association (NASA).
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
The AISES mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines. The AISES membership fee of eligible students (Students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math fields.) is paid for by RIT and the Future Student Program at their request. AISES meets monthly and each year we send a large delegation of scholars to the AISES National Convention. RIT covers all expenses for those presenting papers or posters and club leadership who attend. Students have found the national conference an excellent opportunity to network and secure co-ops.
President: Caitlin Kavanaugh, Vice-President: Alicia Lazore, Treasurer: Brendan John, Secretary: Logan Herrick
Native American Student Association (NASA)
The Native American Student Association is open to all members of the RIT community who are interested in Native American, Alaska Native and First Nation issues and culture. NASA is primarily a social club and meets monthly; membership is free and is a good way to meet fellow Native scholars. Previous events attended by NASA include a Road trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the RIT Big shot, an overnight stay in the long house at the Ganondagan State Historic Site and hosting a showing of Unseen Tears, a movie about the Native American Boarding Schools in upstate New York.
President: Ben Parker, Vice-President: Alicia Lazore, Treasurer: Brendan John, Secretary: Nilan Lovelace