Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is a national society with a 37-year history of supporting minority scientists and science students. Our chapter was founded in 2007, and is proud to have received the following awards since then:
2012 Most Distinguished Chapter
2011 Chapter of the year
2010 Role model chapter - Outreach Excellence
2009 Chapter of the year of medium size (10-19 members)
SACNAS is an inclusive organization. Student chapters enhance year-round mentorship and networking opportunities for SACNAS student members. Through participation in SACNAS chapters, students, postdocs, faculty, and chapter advisors gain ongoing, local support for their development as scientists and science leaders.
Interested in LEADERSHIP? Become a SACNAS officer and help organize, mentor and lead our diverse group of students. Officers are elected every year at the first monthly meeting after the National conference occurs. Chapter officers serve for 1 year, encompassing the entire school year. Please see this document to learn more about the responsibilities of an officer, and start attending our meetings so that you can run for office in 2012-2013 (tentatively scheduled for November 2012)!