At SACNAS, we are working toward true diversity in STEM. Behind these words is a bold vision, and more importantly, strong action guided by the SACNAS five-year strategic plan (2016 – 2021). Read the full details of the strategic plan here.
Join us for 2017 SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Salt Lake City, UT!
Introducing the 2017 SACNAS Keynote Speakers!
Biochemistry/Biophysics Ph.D. student Nicole Hams holds a male salmon during spawning. Photo credit: iMPACT/Oregon State University Nicole Hams, SACNAS member and former Vice-President of the Oregon State University SACNAS Chapter, has been selected as the 2017-2018 Western Regional Representative to the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary graduate organization for students of African descent in […]
Photo: Dr. Silveyra presenting at 2016 LPSLI. SACNAS member and 2016 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) alumna Dr. Patricia Silveyra received the 10th Dale J. Benos Early Career Professional Service Award. Dr. Silveyra is the Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine. This award honors an […]
Photo: Robert Mendoza, Director of Data and Technology and Dr. Antonia Franco, Executive Director with two of the 100 Portals donated 100 top of the line WiFi routers arrived at the SACNAS headquarters, the result of a generous donation from Ignition Design Labs. The radically new Portal WiFi routers are designed to thrive in today’s increasingly congested environments […]
Photo Credit: Cell Metabolism (issue cover) and University of Utah (Dr. Villanueva). Photo of Dr. Simcox at 2017 LPSLI. SACNAS members Dr. Claudio Villanueva and Dr. Judith Simcox (Filipina and Crow) are featured in Volume 26, Issue 3 of the scientific journal Cell Metabolism. Dr. Villanueva is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT Yamila Pino, [email protected] (202) 660-1433 Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski to Address 2017 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference Other keynote speakers include Yajaira Sierra-Sastre, PhD from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing and Nobel Laureate Mario Capecchi, PhD SANTA CRUZ, CA— Keynote speakers […]
SACNAS is thrilled to announce our renowned array of outstanding multidisciplinary researchers and STEM leaders to speak before our full 2017 SACNAS audience! Read their full bios. See the full list of speakers below. Thursday, October 19, 2017 Mayor Jackie Biskupski Conference Convocation Mayor of Salt Lake City Yajaira Sierra-Sastre, PhD Research Scientist […]
SACNAS Board Member Dr. Erika Camacho has been awarded the Education Award by Great Minds in STEM/HEENAC.
SACNAS welcomes new members in August 2017! The total number of new members: 213 (Note: The following list is new members who consented to have their names shared.) Professional Members Kim Sullivan Olga Zurita Rendon Amy Beth Prager Karina Vega-Villa Itzel Calleja-Macias Miguel Lopez Iris Romero Ernesto Perez Chanona Student Members Ana Beltran-Castillo […]
Melisa Diaz, SACNAS member and Ohio State University (OSU) Chapter Vice-President, is interviewed by OSU’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) about her research on wind transport and deposition in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Her research provides insight into similar processes elsewhere on Earth and even Mars. “My research focuses on polar geochemistry, particularly in […]
SACNAS Life member Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer (Crow) is one of the executive producers for a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) documentary entitled “A Record of Change—Science and Elder Observations on the Navajo Nation.” The film is about collaborative studies using conventional physical sciences, combined with tribal elder observations to show that local knowledge and […]
SACNAS members and alumni of the 2016 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI), Dr. Amanda Pierce and Dr. Mateo Munoz, have recently been accepted into the prestigious AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program.
Six SACNAS members have been awarded the prestigious Gilliam Fellowship by Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Awardees to be honored at Salt Lake City three-day conference Oct. 19-21, 2017 At its national conference October 19-21, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) will recognize six chapters for outstanding achievements. The 2017 Chapter of the Year Awardees: Chapter of the Year […]
HONG KONG — The island of Guam made rare headlines this week when North Korea, responding to blustery language from President Trump, threatened to fire four ballistic missiles into waters near the American territory’s shores. Some Guam residents told reporters that they worried what might happen if North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, were actually to follow through. Scientists in Guam, however, say they […]
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) today announced it has received a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation. Through the grant, SACNAS will fund 10 undergraduate engineering students to attend 2017 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19 – 21. “We are […]
Dr. Lino Gonzalez, SACNAS President, issued the following statement after this weekend's tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia when a rally of conservative extremists incited deadly violence.
Dr. Lino Gonzalez, SACNAS president, issued the following statement on reports that the U.S. Department of Justice aims to curb diversity programs at colleges and universities throughout the country.
More than 26 Hispanic scientists and PhDs convened this week in Washington to discuss how to shed the anonymity of the lab to become field leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math...
In June, a new generation of underrepresented minority STEM leaders was trained to serve, strengthen, and unify communities at the 2017 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute.
Scientists from Across the Country Participate in Prestigious Leadership Training to Increase STEM Leaders of Color
This week, a new generation of underrepresented minority STEM leaders are being trained to serve, strengthen, and unify communities at the local and national level.