The Haitian-American Association of Engineers and Scientists, HAES welcomes you to our web site. Here, you will be able to obtain information pertaining to our association, and have the opportunity to participate in our online activities. If you are already a member, we hope that you will find this site's interactive features useful. If you are not yet a member, it is our sincere hope you will want to join us once you find out more about us!
"To develop a network of professionals devoted to Engineering, Science, and Technology, and to promote opportunities for Haitians and the communities in which they reside"
HAES was founded in 1989, by a group of Engineers and engineering students who wanted to apply their knowledge to a very noble purpose: To develop a network of professionals devoted to Engineering, Science, and Technology, and to promote opportunities for Haitians and the communities in which they reside. At its inception, the organization's name was "Haitian American Engineering Society." The organization was incorporated on August 2, 1989.
In the nineties, HAES published and distributed the HaiTech Magazine, a quarterly publication. An online version of this publication was made available for some issues. At the occasion of the 1997 HAES Tech Fair, Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas proclaimed June 8 1997 Haitian-American Engineering Society Day.
In December 1997, the organization's Articles of Incorporation and By Laws were amended to change the name of the organization "Haitian-American Association of Engineers and Scientists," in order to encourage the active participation of members of the scientific community, in addition to engineers. The organization's acronym, HAES, was not changed.
Message to Members
Dear colleagues and friends in science, engineering, and technology:
On behalf of the Haitian-American Association of Engineers and Scientists (HAES), I would like to thank all members who have renewed their membership for 2010. Also, welcome and congratulations to all the new members for reaching this additional milestone in your professional career by becoming a member of HAES, a professional association that has been in existence for the past 21 years promoting science, engineering, and technology for the betterment of our communities and humanity in general.
As HAES members we are all expected to contribute in helping the association achieve its goals by making our individual positive marks as part of the team. Our newly redesigned web site provides some of the tools that will facilitate the participation of members on various levels. I encourage all members to make sure they have member login access, get familiar with the functions and features, and to regularly visit and interact with the web site.
HAES members are participants in an association whose mission is “to develop a network of professionals devoted to Engineering, Science, and Technology, and to promote opportunities for Haitians and the communities in which they reside". In light of the catastrophic earthquake of January 12, 2010, Haitians in Haiti need and deserve all the help they can get. This gives even more impetus to our mission statement. Please join us in using our God given talents to provide engineering and technical support in the building of a new, better, and a greener Haiti while we continue to make positive contributions in our communities in the U.S..
Best wishes to all. The future is ours to shape!!
Serge Fontaine, M.E.
HAES 2010 Board of Directors
Become a Member
One of the most misunderstood aspects of professionalism is membership affiliation. Professionals should support and contribute to their respective fields to ensure understanding, success, acceptance, future generations' interest, and public appreciation. We therefore challenge and invite current and future engineers, scientists and technicians with an affinity for Haiti and Haitian-American communities in the U.S. to make a commitment to contribute your knowledge and talents towards the betterment of our communities. Make this commitment today by simply clicking here to BECOME A MEMBER OF HAES.
HAES is a non-profit corporation with Tax Exempt status.
In 1998, HAES was designated as 501c3 organization by the IRS, which makes it eligible for grants and other donations which are tax deductible. A "Letter of Charitable Contributions Substantiation" is provided for amounts above $250.00 or upon request. Please contact your tax adviser for information relating to your specific case.