American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Yale Chapter

AISES gives Yale Native students in the sciences a national network and a campus community to engage for academic and professional development, with the mission to “increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other technology related disciplines. The group invites inspirational Native speakers to a variety of guest dinners and events to learn about careers in the STEM field.

Mission Statement

The mission of AISES is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines.

Executive Committee 2016-2017


Alanna Pyke
Pauli Murray ‘19

Hometown: Akwesasne, New York
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Indigenous Nation: Akwesasne Mohawk

Alanna is involved in Yale Sisters of All Nations and the Indian Health Initiative, the vice president of the Association of Native Americans at Yale, and a participant in the STARS program, and occasionally other groups in the NACC. She likes to ski, ice skate, and play lacrosse in her spare time.

  Hannah Selwyn
Hopper ‘20

Hometown: Stevenspoint, Wisconsin
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Indigenous Nation: Lakota

Hannah is a sophomore MCDB major on the pre-medical track. She served on the house staff of the NACC for her first year and will serve as a peer liaison her sophomore year. Outside of the NACC’s student organizations, Hannah is interested in dance and is involved with Dwight Hall.


Faculty Coordinator:

Christopher J. Cutter, Ph.D.

Past National Conference Locations attended by Yale AISES Members:

  • Anaheim, California AISES 08 Conference
  • Phoenix, Arizona AISES 07 Conference
  • Detroit, Michigan AISES 06 Conference
  • Charlotte, North Carolina AISES 05 Conference
  • Anchorage, Alaska AISES 04 Conference

Future National Conference Locations:

  • TBA

Keep an eye out for the AISES booth at the freshmen activities bazaar to find out more information.