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Summer Updates

Summer Social Event

Join the chapter for a social event this month on Saturday, July 29th from 1-4pm at our webmaster’s house! Brenda is hosting our social and the chapter will provide burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and buns, but feel free to bring your favorite dish or beverage to share.

Please RSVP here

**The address will be sent out a few days before the event to those who RSVP. We can gladly arrange carpool options.**

National Conference

Abstract Submission Deadline

The SACNAS conference this fall is in Salt Lake City, Utah! It is fun and valuable in supporting career success, helping you to surpass barriers you are facing, and learn about all of the opportunities that are available once you finish your degree. We want all of our SACNISTAs to go, so if you attend meetings this fall we will make sure that you are fully funded for the SACNAS conference. 

For all of you interested, abstracts are due by TOMORROW July 14, 2017, so make sure to get those in using the link below if you want to be fully funded by our chapter!

Undergraduates Travel Awards Deadline

Undergraduates performing summer research: you can still receive travel scholarships! Please apply using the link below to help make sure everyone can make it to this years SACNAS conference

Announcement – Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 UIUC SACNAS Chapter Executive Board

A warm welcome to the new members of the 2017-2018 UIUC SACNAS Chapter Board.

President – Elena Montoto

Vice President – Ephraim Gabriel Morado

Secretary – Alexander Palmer

Treasurer – Raul Sun Han Chang

Graduate Liaison – Isamar Pastrana-Otero

Undergraduate Liaison – Eric Gama

 Outreach Coordinator – Alonso Favela

Cena Y Ciencias Outreach coordinator – Missael Garcia

Webmaster -Brenda Andrade

Check out the new page here!

Launching the UIUC SACNAS Chapter Alumni Network

Dear SACNAS Members and Alumni,

It’s been 7 years since the SACNAS Chapter at UIUC was established and we want to begin to create a network for current and former UIUC SACNAS members. Wilfred has advised us to reach out to everyone.

Our plan is to highlight alumni and their careers and accomplishments on our website. We would also be creating a database with contact information for members only to facilitate the connection between the past and current members.

If you are interested in being part of this network, please fill out this quick form. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing certain information, I ask that you still complete the form and just leaving those fields blank.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me ( or the chapter

Thank you for your time and we look forward to your responses.

Best Wishes,

Brenda Andrade

UIUC SACNAS Chapter President