This past weekend we hosted to great events, Champaign Library Outreach, Science with SACNAS and Our Latin Dance Night Fundraiser. Here are some pictures from the events.
Our Chapter is partnering up with the Chemistry Department graduate student organizations to host a Summer Lecture Series addressing issues of mental health and institutional climate. These talks are open to everyone. We encourage you to come and support this initiative. Please join us. The first lecture is this Thursday, June 14th at noon in 165 Noyes Lab. Hope to see you there.
We had a great end of year/ 10yr Chapter Anniversary celebration at the Native American House. Congratulations to the new board.
President – Raul Sun Han
Vice-president – Edzna Garcia
Secretary – Luis Miguel de Jesus
Treasurer – Dalia Portillo
CyC Coordinator – Isamar Pastrana
Undergraduate Liaison – Michael Karlovics
Graduate Liaison – Stephanie Soriano
Webmaster – Alondra Sanchez
META Workshop: Pros & Cons for Graduate School or Industry Careers in STEM
Part of La Casa’s workshop series, come hear our panelists in STEM share their experiences about choosing either grad school or industry after college. Dinner included.
When: Monday, April 23rd from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: La Casa Cultural Latina 1203 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801
SACNAS Midwest Regional Research Conference
Hosted by UChicago on Saturday, April 28th, 2018. The chosen theme is Progress on All Fronts: Personal, Professional, and Social Advancement.
More event info: https://ucsacnas.com
The UIUC Chapter will be organizing a cohort to attend the conference.
**Please be aware you must be registered for the conference to attend. Register for the conference at https://ucsacnas.com**
End of Year Celebration and New Board Results
Let’s celebrate the end of the academic year and welcome the new board of officers! It’s the chapter’s 10thanniversary. We’ll provide food.
When: Wednesday, May 02 at 6:00 PM
Where: tentative: [Native American House, 1206 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801]
In the newest issue of I-STEM Magazine, Elena Montoto(Chapter President) and Alonso Favela(Chapter Outreach Coordinator) were featured in two articles regarding our chapter and our community engagement. You can check them out at the following links:
The University of Chicago’s Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Chapter invites you and your students to attend our first annual Midwest Regional SACNAS Conference, hosted at the University of Chicago on Saturday, April 28th, 2018.
The chosen theme, Progress on All Fronts: Personal, Professional, and Social Advancement is intended to celebrate and support the continued success of diverse students from all disciplines and professional stages. Our conference will offer two keynote speeches from notable advocates for diversity in STEM, as well as numerous personal and professional development sessions curated by SACNAS faculty, friends, and alumni. Professionals and faculty from across the Midwest region are encouraged to attend and participate in order to recruit students to their institutions, as well as learn about diverse experiences in various STEM fields.
For more info
Call for student abstracts
- The call for student abstracts opens Tuesday, January 30th, and closes Friday, March 30th. To present research in either a poster or oral presentation, participants must be current undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate students in any STEM field. Students interested in presenting should submit an abstract online.