To kick off the semester we held a virtual Meet and Greet via Zoom to connect with our members both new and old! It was great getting to chat with everyone and we look forward to seeing you all during our future events this semester!
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.
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/
We are an all-inclusive chapter and we welcome the participation of all individuals who support the mission of SACNAS. One of our goals is to promote diversity in STEM by encouraging and providing
students with resources to succeed in the sciences. We believe in being inclusive of all people in order to promote diversity in the sciences. Thus, we have added “Friends” to our chapter name in order to reflect the welcoming of individuals who are interested in joining our cause as our allies. It is our intention to foster a sense of community to students of all backgrounds.
Here is an opportunity to present your work and connect with other SACNAS chapters at the Regional Midwest SACNAS Conference at the University of Chicago on Saturday April 6! We will be providing transportation to and from the conference! Here is a link to UC’s webpage about the event and here is information about registration:
” Registration is now open and the deadline to register is March 1, 2019.
If your students would like their research poster or talk to be considered for a presentation, the deadline for abstract submissions is February 15th, 2019.
For more information on the symposium location, scheduling, and how to volunteer or get involved, please visit our website and RSVP to our Facebook Event. To register to attend the event, please click here.
If you require additional information or have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. ”
Take advantage of this great opportunity and unite with other Sacnistas! Hope to see you there!