SACNAS is a nonprofit corporation with a 40 year history of fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano & Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, to attain advanced degrees, careers and positions of leadership in science. The 2013 National Conference will attract nearly 4,000 attendees, including world-renowned researchers, university faculty, over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who will present research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, along with over 300 exhibiting institutions in academia, government and industry.

The 2013 elite Conference sponsors include platinum sponsors University of Texas at San Antonio and University of Texas at Austin; joint gold sponsors Texas A&M and Texas A&M Corpus Christi: and bronze sponsors St. Mary's University, Texas State University, and UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Conference sponsors and participants have made major advances in opening the STEM fields to underrepresented minorities and in diversifying the nation’s scientific workforce.

The SACNAS National Conference presents an unparalleled opportunity for the media to interview luminary speakers, to meet with extremely talented underrepresented minority students who are the next generation of scientists, and to talk with sponsors and exhibitors who have invested significantly in diversity. Click on the links below for the SACNAS press pass policy and application:

If you have questions, please contact Sara Clarenbach, J.D., Director of Communications at:

SACNAS | PO Box 8526 | Santa Cruz, CA | 95061

Main Office (831) 459-0170; Desk Direct (831) 425-1775 | FAX (831) 459-0194