1st Annual Midwest Regional SACNAS Research Conference at U Chicago

The University of Chicago’s Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Chapter invites you and your students to attend our first annual Midwest Regional SACNAS Conference, hosted at the University of Chicago on Saturday, April 28th, 2018. 

The chosen theme, Progress on All Fronts: Personal, Professional, and Social Advancement is intended to celebrate and support the continued success of diverse students from all disciplines and professional stages. Our conference will offer two keynote speeches from notable advocates for diversity in STEM, as well as numerous personal and professional development sessions curated by SACNAS faculty, friends, and alumni. Professionals and faculty from across the Midwest region are encouraged to attend and participate in order to recruit students to their institutions, as well as learn about diverse experiences in various STEM fields.
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Call for student abstracts

  • The call for student abstracts opens Tuesday, January 30th, and closes Friday, March 30th. To present research in either a poster or oral presentation, participants must be current undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate students in any STEM field. Students interested in presenting should submit an abstract online.

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January Updates

This Week

Intel Meet and Greet

Are you interested in working at Intel whether it’s an internship or full-time position? Well, Intel is coming to meet our SACNAS STEM majors to help you understand what they do and how you might be able to fit into their company. Come learn, network, and enjoy free Papa Del’s Pizza with the Intel recruiting team! Don’t forget to RSVP and bring a copy of your resume!

Who: SACNAS undergraduate and graduate STEM majors

When: Wednesday, January 24th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

Reserve your spot by Tuesday, Jan. 23https://goo.gl/forms/DhvTuCEwFvEE6Psp2

And don’t forget about our upcoming events later this month:

This Month

General Meeting / Welcome Back Social

Come learn about what we are doing this semester, how you can get involved and hang out with your favorite SACNISTAs!

When: Wednesday, January 31st from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801


Coming Up

Cena y Ciencias

Teaching kids science, in Spanish! E-mail cena.y.ciencias@gmail.com to get on their mailing list

When: Monday, February 5th, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Dr. Preston L. Williams Elementary, 2102 E Washington St, Urbana, IL 61802

General Meeting

Learn about research from other SACNISTAs and get up to date on what we are doing this semester.

When: Wednesday, February 21st from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: TBA