Join us for a quick study break at the Native American House tomorrow at 5pm. We’ll have some treats and a relaxing time.
And that concludes our semester of Cena y Ciencias! A special thanks to everyone who made this semester possible. We had an amazing time during the field trip to the NCSA on the UIUC campus and we can’t wait to start up again in the spring.
To learn more about Cena y Ciencias, visit http://publish.illinois.edu/cenayciencias/
Below is an article about the SACNAS conference in Science Magazine, concluding with an interview with our own past president Ariana Bravo about working for the federal government. Go Ariana!
The video for our Graduate Chapter of the Year acceptance speech is also up, featuring Ariana and Alex Stanton, the current SACNAS UIUC president. Check it out.
We are also featured on the front page of the UIUC Grad College website, linking to an interview with the board. Read it here:
November was a busy month for UIUC SACNAS! As far as outreach, our last Cena y Ciencias: Phases of the Moon was a success and we volunteered at Genome Day at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum and ran demos for Latino Family Visit Day.
Annually, SACNAS offers Spanish speakers to serve as translators at Genome Day in our mission to make Spanish a language of power in the scientific community and to allow Spanish speakers to surpass a language barrier that would otherwise have deterred them from these activities.
For Latino Family Visit Day, we performed three experiments for the visiting high school students and their college student siblings . Brenda Andrade lead a lesson about surfactants using dry ice and soap, Alex Stanton led a project using cornstarch and water about non-Newtonian fluids, and then Tania Aguilar taught us about unit cells and crystal structures using gum drops and toothpicks.
A special thanks to Alicia P. Rodriguez for the photos!