About

We are the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Student Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/ Hispanic and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS).

As members of the national organization, we strive to fulfill the mission of SACNAS to increase the diversity of the scientific community by mentoring and sharing science at all levels of education.

The Mission of the National Organization

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of scientists of diverse backgrounds, in particular, those of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American descendants —from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

Goals

To increase the number of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans with advanced degrees in science and the motivation to be leaders.

To increase the number of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels.

To increase governmental commitment to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science resulting in increased resources, elimination of barriers, and greater equity.

We invite you to join our organization.

Becoming a Member