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STEM Alumni Panel Monday April 26th @ 4pm

STEM Alumni Panel – Monday, April 26th @ 4pm CT

We have a STEM alumni panel featuring Dr. Alicia Cintora (’14)Dalia Portillo (’19) and Alondra Sanchez (’20) on Monday April 26th @ 4pm. Our panelists have a wide range of experiences across STEM fields in industry and academia and will be discussing life at and after UIUC! See the flyer attached for more details and email (using an email) for the zoom info!

Parker Lord Career Conversations

Parker Lords Career Panel – Wednesday, April 9th @ 5pm CT

Next Wednesday April 14th @ 5 pm, SACNAS and Friends will be hosting a career panel with representatives from Parker-Lord. Our panelists will be more than happy to answer any career questions you may have related to education, corporate life, etc. In addition, information will be shared on current job openings (e.g. fall internships) at Parker Lord and how you can apply! Please see the flyers below for additional info on the event and Parker Lord.
If you would like to attend please register here:

Latinas in STEM Panel

Latinas in STEM Panel – Tuesday, March 16th @ 4pm CT

Please join us Tuesday, March 16th at 4 pm CT for a panel with three accomplished Latinas in STEM!  Dr. Maria Mouchess (23andMe), Dr. Gabriela Sosa (Texas A&M), and Dr. Yolanda Vasquez (Oklahoma State) will join us to discuss their respective experiences in STEM fields.

If you have questions you’d like our panel to answer during the webinar, we encourage you to submit them here! You can also upvote questions from others.

Please register for the webinar here. Doing so will generate an email with a personalized Zoom link.

Thank you to this amazing group of women for sharing their stories during our Latinas in STEM Panel yesterday! It was extremely inspiring and uplifting to hear about their career paths.

See the links below for some resources that were brought up during the panel:

Student Spotlight Series – Vanessa Blas

At SACNAS and Friends chapter we are a family and as a family we wanted to celebrate our AMAZING members through a Student Spotlight Series!

To start us off, we are highlighting our member and Undergraduate Liaison: Vanessa Blas.

Vanessa Blas (Systems Engineering ’22)

Vanessa is an undergrad, a junior in Systems Engineering. She decided to join SACNAS to find community within STEM, as she found it difficult at times to find motivation and a sense of belonging. Vanessa joined part of the board as Undergraduate Liaison after helping out with the concha and hot chocolate fundraising event, she enjoys being around the many grad members within SACNAS. In her free time, she likes to edit and take pictures of different scenery for Instagram and she loves to listen to Myke Towers.

Second General Body Meeting (March 3rd 5PM)

Come on out to our Second General Body Meeting this Wednesday, March 3rd at 5pm! Representatives from the Illinois Leadership Center will be leading a Personal Development: Self Management workshop. Hope to see y’all there! (Zoom details are below)

Zoom Meeting Details
ID: 883 0140 1350
Password: email with an email to get the password.

SACNAS DIY Candle and Bath Bomb Social (Feb 20th 1-2pm)

Come on out to our first “Do-It-Yourself” Socially Distanced event on Feb 20th 1-2pm! We will be making our own Candle and Bath Bombs. Materials will be provided for those who RSVP (link below) as there are limited spots available!
Zoom Meeting Details
ID: 863 3344 9216
Password: email with an email to get the password.

SACNAS/SHPE Graduate Student Panel (Feb 19th 5pm)

Join us and SHPE this Friday (Feb 19th 5pm) for a professional development panel of graduate students! We will be discussing questions that relate to being a minority student in graduate school, including:
  • How to be a strong applicant to graduate programs
  • Maintaining work-life balance
  • Fellowship opportunities for minority students
  • How to approach switching fields for graduate school

Zoom Meeting Details Below.

Zoom Meeting ID: 818 2813 1558

Password: email with an email to get the password.

SACNAS 1st General Meeting

Hello everyone, I would like to announce our first SACNAS General Body Meeting of the semester. We will be having our first general body meeting this Wednesday Feb 10th 2021 at 5pm! Come out to learn about our upcoming events for the semester. Remember, by attending you will get an additional change to win we a $20 Amazon gift card; the winner of which will be announced at the end of the meeting. Hope to see y’all there! (Zoom details are below)

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 897 2360 4196

Password: email (from an email address) to get access!

SACNAS Drop-In Chat Hour

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a relaxing holiday break and are invigorated for the new semester! I would like to announce our first SACNAS event of the semester.

We will be holding a Chat Hour this Thursday (Feb 4th) at 5 pm via Zoom (link below) where you can come relax and chat with the SACNAS board and your fellow SACNAistas! We’ll be previewing our plans for the semester and answering any questions you may have about SACNAS. You do not want to miss this as attendees will have priority in receiving supplies for our upcoming DIY bath bomb social (Date TBD) and we will be raffling off a $20 Amazon gift card. There are three additional ways you can increase your number of entries to the raffle in the following manner:

  1. By bringing a friend to the Chat Hour both parties will receive an additional entry (you need to let the board know though!)
  2. By showing up to our first general meeting you get an additional entry.
  3. If you sign up for our email list you can get another entry

The raffle winner will be announced during our first general meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 5 PM via Zoom. 

Topic: SACNAS Chat Hour

Time: Feb 4, 2021 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 875 3603 0478

Password: email (from an email address) to get access!

SACNAS Invited Speaker 2020: Prof. Benjamin Garcia – University of Pennsylvania

SACNAS Invited Speaker 2020 – Dec 3rd & 4th 12 pm CT

We are excited to announce Professor Benjamin Garcia of the University of Pennsylvania as the 2020 SACNAS Invited Speaker! Join us December 3rd and 4th @ 12pm CT as Prof. Garcia gives two seminars on the current research in his lab and his career through academia. Zoom details are below the poster.

December 3, 2020 Seminar

    Please click this URL to join.

    Passcode: 345440

December 4, 2020 Seminar

    Please click this URL to join.

 Passcode: 764840