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Winter/Spring 2016, Volume 18, No. 2

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Message from the President

STEM Diversity, Public Understanding & the Power of Communication

By Dr. Gabriel Montaño
6 min read  

"Recently, the question why does diversity matter in STEM has again been asked, this time as the Supreme Court reheard Fisher v. the University of Texas—a case that concerns the constitutionality of using race as a factor in college admissions..." READ MORE.

Feature Articles


TMT on Mauna Kea: Where Science, Culture & Community Collide

By Chiara Cabiglio and Narrissa Spies
17 min read  

"As PhD student Narrissa Spies glanced down at her phone to check her email, a wave of relief washed over her. In her inbox was an award notification from the Hawaii Community Foundation!..." READ MORE.

Equity in Tech: Achieving Workforce Diversity in STEM from the Ground Up

By Jacob Martinez
10 min read 

"On a cold October evening in 2013, I was at my local farmer’s market when, in the distance, I noticed a young woman sitting in front of the local community college building typing away on her computer..." READ MORE.

Finding the (Right) Time - Parenting and the Five-Year Professional Plan

By Serena Moseman-Valtierra, PhD and Lead Author
14 min read 

"Make S.M.A.R.T. goals and don’t be a weenie! These were the thoughts that passed through my mind..." READ MORE.

In Every Issue


Student Resource: Follow Your Dreams - Sigue tus sueños

By Adriana Landeros
10 min read

"About a year ago, I was sitting in a cell contemplating what I was going to do with my life. I was facing three felonies and a sentence of 1-20 years for drug trafficking...."  READ MORE.

Celebrate the New PhDs of SACNAS

3 min read

We're so proud of these newly minted grads. Congratulations to the next generation of STEM leaders! READ MORE.

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