75 Huntsville youth attend AESI Tech Expo

Advocates for Education, Science and Innovation mission is to provide science education and advocacy for disadvantaged youth—Title 1 schools, grades K-PhD, with a targeted focus given to children with special needs and children of an incarcerated parent.

The goals AESI are to:

  • Develop and sustain a pipeline of technical talent to ensure the United States' ranking as a global leader in the fields of science and technology.
  • Inspire students to apply the Scientific Method in their personal lives—learning that success is a process;
  • Develop after-school robotic clubs in Title 1 schools for each grade levels (K-Ph.D);
  • Cultivate an entrepreneurial learning environment—inspiring technological innovations;
  • Break the generational curse of incarceration;
  • Help ex-offenders get back on their feet;
  • Destroy the dependency mentality;
  • Create parental and community advocacy support for education, science and innovation in disadvantaged communities;

For more information, contact:

CyDale Smith, PhD
Program Director (CEO of 4Sight, Inc.)
Dr. Howard J. Foster AESI Program


In Honor of Dr. Howard J. Foster

Dr. Howard J. Foster was born on September 22, 1926, in Gadsden, Alabama. He was a 7th grade dropout; but after serving in the armed forces, Dr. Foster returned to the 7th grade at the age of 23. He attended college at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated magna cum laude and earned the MS degree in physics. In 1964, he received a PhD in physics from Catholic University of America with a special citation for academic performance. Prior to becoming the Founder and Chairman of the Department of Physics and Mathematics at Alabama A&M University, Dr. Foster held a position as solid-state physicist in the Institute for Material Research at the US National Bureau of Standards. He also held consulting and part time professional positions with NASA and the Atomic Energy Commission, and a visiting professorship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.