|"The University of Minnesota, Morris American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Chapter was named Stelvio J. Zanin Distinguished Chapter of the Year at the 2012 AISES National Conference, held November 1-3 in Anchorage, Alaska. This honor recognizes overall excellence and is reserved for the premier chapter in the nation. The Morris chapter also received the 2012 Outreach & Community Service Award.
There were 26 Morris students present at the conference, along with Morris Healthy Eating Coordinator Mary Jo Forbord, Director of Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs Hilda Ladner, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sandy Olson-Loy, and Associate Director of the Multi-Ethnic Student Program Tracy Peterson. Six students presented research throughout the conference, along with two students who presented during a breakout session. Alexandra Myhal ’14, Parma Heights, Ohio, took fourth place honors in the oral presentations category. Most of the students participating in the conference are members and descendants of Minnesota's Indian tribes including the White Earth Nation, Red Lake Band of Ojibwe, and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. A number of students are from tribes in South Dakota including the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and Rosebud Sioux Tribe as well as the Ho-Chunk Nation and Oneida Indian Tribe (Wisconsin), the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Michigan), the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (New York), and the Native Tribe of Kanatak (Alaska)."
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Morris AISES Chapter Named Distinguished Chapter of the Year
(University of Minnesota News 11/13)