End-of-Year Celebration

End-of-Year Celebration

We are excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our End-of-Year Celebration on May 5, 2021 from 5-7PM at the Illini Grove.

RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/DyetD8bkJ8bB5qyT7

Come celebrate getting through the academic year at our first (and final) in-person event of the semester. Whether this is your first or last SACNAS event come enjoy some delicious food and hang out with your fellow SACNISTAs on the last day of classes. In addition, it is during this event that we will be announcing our incoming board for the 2021-2022 academic year.

This will be a socially distanced event limited to 40 guests. RSVP is required. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the event.

Financial Wellness Series – “Investing Made Simple”

Financial Wellness Series – “Investing Made Simple”

Join us in our first installment of SACNAS + WCC + YCC’s three-part financial wellness series. Part 1 is focused on investing. Financial educator Karen Chan will be leading our session titled “Investing Made Simple,” where she will make stocks, bonds and mutual funds crystal clear using the story of a young company and its investors. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration Link

Submit your investing questions!

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 sacnas@gmail.com (using an illinois.edu 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: https://rb.gy/xqs3aq

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:
https://sacnas.org
https://writersworkshop.illinois.edu
https://facultydiversity.org/springaccess

COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

Hey everyone, this Thursday, March 11, 2021 @ 6pm CT we will be co-hosting a virtual town hall about COVID-19 with other organizations on campus. This event was conceived with the goal to equip Black and Latinx communities with the latest information on the virus given that these groups have been disproportionately affected.

You need to register beforehand (see link below) in order to be provided a zoom link!
https://go.illinois.edu/VaccineTownhall
We hope you will join us!

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 sacnas.uiuc@gmail.com with an illinois.edu 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 sacnas.uiuc@gmail.com with an illinois.edu email to get the password.