The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.

The Oklahoma Chapter of AISES is focused on volunteering and serving Native students of Oklahoma in order to strengthen the next generation of Natives in science, technology, engineering and math fields as productive employees and business owners.


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List of Officers

Dr. Cara Cowan Watts, CEO of Tulsa Pier Drilling in Claremore, OK, was elected President of OPC AISES. Dr. Cowan Watts is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and has degrees in diverse engineering disciplines.

Chrystal Antao, CEO of Cherokee Data Solutions in Claremore, OK, was elected Vice-President of OPC AISES. Chrystal is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and has a Bachelors in Biological Sciences.

Melissa Sturdivant, USDA NRCS State Tribal Liaison and Soil Conservationist in Goldthwaite, TX, was elected Secretary. Melissa is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation and has a Masters in Soil Science and Agronomy.

Dr. Carol Crouch, USDA NRCS State Tribal Liaison for Oklahoma in Stillwater, OK, was elected Treasurer. Dr. Crouch is a citizen of Salish Kootenai and a PhD in Biosystems Engineering.

Lynnetta Eyachabbe, Bachelors in Business Administration majoring in Management Information Systems, currently working on Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Digital Technologies. IT Analyst at University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK and OU AISES College Chapter Advisor, was elected Parliamentarian. Lynnetta is a citizen of the Euchee and Muscogee Creek Nations.