SACNAS News Magazine - Winter/Spring 2014


 The SACNAS News showcases the science and diversity of SACNAS members while sharing their research, stories, and experiences. Each issue of the bi-annual digital publication features in-depth coverage of current issues within the scientific community, celebrates the achievements and contributions of our members, and provides resources for academic and professional development. Written by and about SACNAS scientists, the SACNAS News is truly the voice of the SACNISTA movement.

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Winter/Spring, Volume 16, No. 2

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Feature Articles

From Summer Research Participant to Graduate School Contender

By C. Gita Bosch, PhD

Summer research programs 101 - everything you need to know to succeed...Continue reading.




Managing the Dissertation Process
By Roberta Pokphanh, PhD

If it doesn't stink or pose a health hazard, do not clean it....and more advice on how to tame the dissertation beast. Continue reading.

Peer Review as Scientific Community Dialogue

By Ernesto Muñoz, PhD

Peer review demystified....Continue reading.





In Every Issue

921 Science Policy/Op-Ed: Online Learning: An Opportunity for Minority Serving Institutions?
By Drs. Jose Herrera, Dorothy Jones-Davis, Ann Quiroz Gates, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Marilyn Suiter

Opinion piece on what it will take to make open source learning accessible to all communities...Continue reading.




SACNAS Chapters: Building Bridges Between Chapters in the Land of the Golden Gate

By Marco Monroy

Chapter collaborations expand networks and increase professional development opportunities...Continue reading.


Scientists in Action: Q & A – A Discussion of Careers in Industry

Two SACNISTAS weigh in on industry careers...Continue reading.






Celebrate the New PhDs of SACNAS

Celebrate the new generation of talent! Meet the latest PhDs of SACNAS.





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Read Previous Issues of SACNAS News

SACNAS News - Summer/Fall 2013 

SACNAS News - Winter/Spring 2013

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Transformation to a Scientific Attitude - SACNAS News - Summer/Fall 2010


Why write for SACNAS?

"I have been reading the SACNAS News whenever it comes out and have found the articles timely, informative, encouraging, and personal. Last fall, it so happened that I had a topic I wanted to write about. I felt that writing this personal article specifically for the SACNAS News made sense because I believed it spoke to the SACNAS mission and community. The experience of writing for SACNAS was rewarding in terms of getting to know other SACNAS members (my interviewees), learning much more about my topic of interest, knowing that I had encouraged others, and gaining a future research interest outside my academic training."