This past weekend UIUC took over #SACNAS2015! We hosted a successful workshop on our outreach program Cena y Ciencias. Between undergraduate Kimberly Sam and graduates Hector Lopez, Elena Montoto and Michael Santana, our members took home two poster presentation awards and two oral presentation awards. For our Graduate Chapter of the year Award, Brenda Andrade and Ariana Bravo were invited to meet the director of the Office of Science and Technology in the White House. We may have even gained another member or two. We’re proud of each other and are coming back hitting the ground running with a workshop this Thursday.
“I L L… I N I!!! Go SACNAS!!”
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“2015 SACNAS Graduate Chapter of the Year Award”
Dear Sacnistas, Faculty, Staff and Supporters,
It gives us great pleasure to announce that our chapter will be awarded the “2015 SACNAS Graduate Chapter of the Year Award” at this year’s SACNAS National Confrence in Washignton D.C. On behalf of the chapter we want to thank you all for your support and dedication throughtout the years.
-UIUC SACNAS Chapter
On Monday September 21st, we held our first Cena y Ciencias of the academic year! Our students had a blast learning about the solar system in our lesson The Scale of the Universe, taking small maps to a larger scale as they split into groups and walked out the distances between planets.
For our efforts in Cena y Ciencias and support for minorities in science, Brenda Andrade, Ariana Bravo, and María Alejandra Bautista were invited to meet with Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti on September 16th. The discussion revolved around outreach and programs to help encourage underrepresented populations pursue STEM fields. To read more, visit http://www.istem.illinois.edu/news/sanguinetti.html
On Monday Sept. 14th we have a General Meeting being held at the Native American House 1206 W. Nevada Urbana,IL at 6:30pm. Please join us!
On Monday Sept. 21st our monthly outreach program Cena y Ciencias kicks off with at Liberty Commons 1776 Independence Ave, Urbana, IL at 5:30pm
Academic Calendar Update
Check out all the exciting events planned for the academic year.
SACNAS Meet and Greet
Quad Day is Coming!
Pictures from our Cena y Ciencias Event
Check out the pictures from our latest Cena y Ciencias event.
iSTEM Highlights Our Chapter
Our outreach program Cena y Ciencias featured on an I-STEM article! We believe that to engage students in STEM fields, we should start at early stages. We want to inspire them to pursue careers in STEM no matter their backgrounds. We want to be role models! Check it out @ iStem