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We are hosting a seminar on July 8th:

Cal State LA MORE: Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs

Invited speakers: Prof. Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez and Prof. Carlos Gutierrez, California State University at Los Angeles are directors of the Minorities Opportunities in Research(MORE)Program, a highly successful URM training program nationally recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education for training URMs in STEM fields.

Seminar (July 8th, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

Location: Noyes Lab, Room 165.
Prof. Carlos Gutierrez
“Cal State LA MORE: Preparing Minority Students for Success in Science PhD Programs”

Prof. Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez

Lunch with the Speakers (July 8th, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM)
There will be a free lunch at the Native American House (1206 West Nevada Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801) where you can meet Professor Linda Tunstad-Gutierrez and Professor Carlos Gutierrez. All interested students are welcome to join. If you would like to attend please fill out this Google Form by July 6th.

SACANS General Meeting/ Election/ Celebration

On behalf of UIUC SACNAS Chapter I would like to invite you all to our last 2015-2016 General Meeting / Elections / Celebration

Time: Monday, May 9th @ 6:30pm

Location: Native American House

 We will be electing our 2016-2017 Chapter board, celebrating our new graduates and having a brief presentation by one of our newest graduates Chris Castle.


Chris Castle, 2014 National Great Rivers Research and Education Center intern.


April Updates

Monday, April 11th at 6:30pm

General Meeting

Location: The Native American House

Tuesday, April 12th at 5:30pm

Workshop: “Is Grad School Right for me?”

Location: La Casa in room 116 (the orange room)

Outreach Opportunity

Hi All,

On Saturday, April 2nd at 3:00 PM we are doing an outreach event with the Champaign Public Library. We have the space for about 45 minutes to perform an interactive experiment with the kids. This event will mainly be in English, but we will need Spanish speaking volunteers as well to translate. If you are interested in the event, please put your name down in the following google doc.

Additionally, for those interested in taking part of the planning of the lesson, collecting materials, testing out experiments and finalizing preparation, indicate so in the google document. We have a lot of freedom in terms of what we want to do so it should be fun to plan.


Alex Palmer

UIUC SACNAS Outreach Coordinator