Anita Cloud Places 4th in Contest at 2016 AISES Conference
Students from the Leech Lake Tribal College attended the 2016 American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Anita Cloud, Liberal Arts, STEM student represented LLTC as she placed 4th among 86 competitors in her research project poster presentation. She
was assisted by the project leader, Sheila Northbird, an LLTC Alum. Competition include research projects from AISES chapters of secondary schools,
colleges, and universities. Many of the projects were led by PhD. recipients and professors, which makes Anita’s placement in the competition very
impressive as the project team consists of students from LLTC.
This year’s AISES LLTC Chapter include: Anita Cloud, Chris Stauffer, Katie Gould, and Thea Ogema. Also included in the group are Adriana Kingbird and
Joshua Singleton. The group plans to introduce AISES to the Cass Lake-Bena Schools and assist in the creation of their own chapter at the high
The AISES conference is a national gathering of industry leaders in science, engineering, and technology. Represented are companies such as IBM,
Google, Apple, 3M, NASA, and many more. Participants are often approached with internships and job opportunities at these companies. The event
was an outstanding and inspirational time for all great STEM minds from Indian Country. Over 1,800 individuals from the United States and Canada
gathered in Minneapolis, representing over 566 tribal nations.
Students were able to meet an astronaut, John Herrington, who had just released a children’s book about his work as a NASA astronaut and his time on
the space station. The students were able to get a signed copy.
Congratulations to Anita Cloud and the rest of the LLTC students in representing the College and Leech Lake at the 2016 AISES conference.
For more information about the LLTC’s STEM Program, please contact the college by phone (218) 335-4200 or visit us online at www.lltc.edu