AISES conference in Milwaukee expands students’ viewpoints

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Representing Timber Lake School at the AISES conference in Milwaukee were (Clockwise from left) Beau DuBray, Michelle DuBray, Marie Gross, Allison Gross and Tia LeBeau.

Timber Lake High School students attended their first American Indian Science and Engineering Society Conference in Milwaukee, WI from October 9 to 12. Students who attended included Tia LeBeau, 11th grade daughter of Joe and Tammy LeBeau; Beau DuBray, 12th grade son of Fred and Michelle DuBray; and Allison Gross, 12th grade daughter of Richard and Marie Gross.

On Wednesday, the students were able to interact with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Day and Hackathon that was sponsored by the Boeing Company. These activities included interactions with high level officers from companies including Boeing, NASA, Intel and others that provided hands-on learning projects in a variety of fields for students to experience. On Thursday, the conference opened with panelists representing organizations including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, Boeing, Intel, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, all speaking toward the importance of building diversity and STEM careers within their organizations. The afternoon included a variety of sessions for both students (pre-college and college level) and professionals to engage in.

On Friday, Beau and Allison had Poster Research Presentations that were judged in the pre-college category. There was also a College and Career Fair running simultaneously which included many companies and colleges who are all working to recruit students.


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