Dwight A. Gourneau, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is retired from IBM Corporation and has more than twenty years of experience creating and directing STEM education projects that serve Native American students and teachers. He serves as Project Director of TRIBES-E (Teaching Relevant Inquiry-based Environmental Science and Engineering). Dwight has BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics, an MS in Systems Engineering and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Dwight has served as Board Chairman of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), and as Chairman of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. He currently serves on the Board of the Bush Foundation. He was appointed by Governor Pawlenty to the Rochester Higher Education Development Committee which resulted in the establishment of a University of Minnesota campus at Rochester. He also served on Advisory Committees for NSF’s Committee on Equal Opportunity in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) and Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE).