In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the national SACNAS organization has decided to extend the deadline for research abstracts and travel awards to July 10, 2020 for students at all levels! If you missed the initial deadline there is still a chance to apply! However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so it’s encouraged you still apply early.
We held our annual outreach event at the Champaign Public Library on February 22, 2020. This year we had demos related to 3D printing, in collaboration with the Illinois Geometry Lab. We had stations for learning about polymers and modeling, as well as a station with an actual 3D printer itself. Thank you to everyone who volunteered!
We held our first meeting of the Spring 2020 semester on February 5, 2020, where we shared our upcoming events for the month and held a short professional development session on using LinkedIn and Handshake. Thank you to everyone who showed up!
- February 22- Champaign Public Library Outreach Event
- February 28 – Movie Night Social from 6-8 PM at La Casa Cultural Latina
- March 2 – Cena y Ciencias
- March 11 – Second General Meeting – Spring 2020
As we are entering the new school year, we’d like to congratulate and welcome our new board members for 2019-2020!
President: Edzna Garcia Ramirez
Vice President: Isamar Pastrana-Otero
Secretary: Raul Sun Han Chang
Treasurer: Ephraim Morado
Webmaster: Gabriela Ibarra
Cena y Ciencias Coordinator: Zully Perez-Sierra
Graduate Liason: Jazmin Aguilar-Romero
Undergraduate Liason: Alondra Sanchez
Please join us as we welcome our special guest, Prof. Luis Echegoyen, to U of I!
Prof. Luis Echegoyen will give two talks on his visit: A seminar of his research, “Fullerene Nanocontainers that Stabilize Unusual Atoms and Clusters Inside”, and an informal talk directed towards students.
There will be opportunities for having breakfast and lunch with Prof. Echegoyen, as mentioned in chapter emails.
Hope to see you there!
Interested in helping inspire and empower middle school girls to pursue science and math careers? We are looking for volunteers to help out at the Expanding Your Horizons – Chicago conference on Saturday, March 30th at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). EYH Chicago is a one-day conference where 300 middle school girls participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math workshops. It is an exciting event for both girls and volunteers, and we hope you will help make this year’s conference a success! More information can be found on our website at https://eyhchicago.com/