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. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17N1ieFVlU2HFin4D9MvQVOTzoPvKhGCSlQqSCLm_Kig/edit?usp=sharing

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.

Thanks,

Alex Palmer

UIUC SACNAS Outreach Coordinator

MARCH UPDATES

Monday, March 7th at 6:00-7:00pm Location: La Casa

La Casa META Workshop – Semana de la Mujer: Panel with Graduate Students

Two of our own SACNAS officers (Brenda Andrade and Elena Montoto) will be on the panel, please  come and support them. Right afterwards come across the street to the Native American House for our monthly general meeting.

 Monday, March 7th  at 7:15-8:00pm Location: Native American House

GENERAL MEETING

Thursday, March 17th at 5:00-7:00pm – Location: TBA

Loyola Medical College is hosting a discussion on applying to medical school and availability and advantages of post-bac programs

Department of Atmospheric Sciences Outreach

Join us at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences to see the Doppler on Wheels truck-mounted research weather radar, and learn about severe weather preparedness in honor of National Severe Weather Week. This radar has been used for tornado chasing and weather research around the world, and has been featured on the Discovery Channel and the Weather Channel.

Campus Outreach Event: Thursday, March 3rd, 11:30-1:30pm, in the parking lot near Atmospheric Sciences (near Springfield and Gregory)

Community Outreach Event: Saturday, March 5th, 11-3pm, in the parking lot across the street from FAR at Florida and Lincoln

Welcome Back!

It’s the start of the semester and SACNAS has been in full swing. We’ve already had our first Cena y Ciencias and will release more details about our upcoming events soon. Newcomers are always welcome.

Last Cena y Ciencias of the Semester

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/

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UIUC SACNAS in the media

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!

http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2015_11_25/caredit.a1500269

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:

http://www.grad.illinois.edu/news/illinois-sacnas-chapter-honored-commitment-diversity-and-community-education