On July 14-16, the University of Utah welcomed 113 middle-schoolers from the American Indian Services Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AIS PREP) to celebrate the completion of their 2021 course. AIS PREP is a free educational program for Native American youth to take science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses for three consecutive summers. At the end of the program, students are ready to pursue advanced high school courses and are offered AIS scholarship
In November and December, American Indian Services created two special projects to provide for some of the emergency needs of our constituents. The first was a coat donation, where we distributed brand new, heavy duty King’s Camo coats to tribes throughout the Rocky Mountain region. The second was a drive in partnership with Christkindlmarkt SLC and Navajo Strong for COVID-19 and education supplies that were distributed on the Navajo Nation. With COVID hitting tribes so hard,
American Indian Services PREP program opened a campus in Idaho this last summer and we were lucky enough to find a great partner in Idaho National Laboratory. The Beginning of a Beautiful Partnership Idaho National Laboratory recently wrote an article about their involvement in the AIS PREP program and we want to share what an enormous help they were in getting the Idaho campus up and running. Here’s a snippet from the article: ”How many of you like explosions?” Clark asked.