At SACNAS, professional members can develop in their own careers while nurturing the next generation of SACNAS scientists. Whether you are a recent graduate or an established professional, you can offer students guidance and support and at the same time, access a wide variety of professional development and career advancement opportunities.
In addition to our web-based opportunities, the SACNAS National Conference provides an ideal opportunity for professionals to showcase their research and skills through scientific symposia and professional development workshops.
The SACNAS Leadership Program affords members unparalleled leadership training for postdocs and junior & mid-career faculty and professionals.
Join SACNAS Leadership
At SACNAS we have a shared leadership model that actively engages our membership in all aspects of program development and execution as well as organizational governance. As a SACNAS professional you can serve on committees and task forces and run for the SACNAS Board of Directors. We highly encourage you to help design and implement our current programs and create the vision for SACNAS' future.
Join SACNAS Professional Chapter
SACNAS professional chapter members are dedicated to giving back through mentorship, peer networks, professional development, and by engaging in science research and leadership of the highest caliber. The organization, its members, and chapters are committed to encouraging minority students and scientists to advance to their utmost capability.
Mentor the Next Generation of SACNAS Scientists
Integral to the work of SACNAS is the mentoring that professional members provide to our students. Your work as chapter advisors, abstract reviewers, judges for student presentations, and mentors at the SACNAS National Conference give up and coming SACNAS students the inspiration and guidance they need to continue in their educations.
For All Professionals
We invite you to take part in the SACNAS community of diverse individuals - from all educational and career stages; all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering; and all ethnic backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientation.
Join the SACNAS community by logging into My SACNAS, joining a SACNAS chapter, mentoring a SACNAS student or professional, sharing an opportunity from your institution, or by attending the National Conference.
Giving back is at the core of professional and institutional involvement at SACNAS. We invite you to serve as a role model or mentor, contribute resources and opportunities, partner on common values and initiatives, become a member, learn about our science policy work, and provide your guidance for the improvement of our programs & services.