Achieving True Diversity in STEM

SACNAS is for everyone

We are a fully inclusive movement to change what STEM looks like in this country. At SACNAS we’re achieving true diversity in STEM by cultivating and celebrating a community where you can be your whole self. Bring your diverse voices, experiences, backgrounds, and talents, and join our community today!

Who We Are

SACNAS – Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science – is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.




Leaders Trained Since 2009


Student + Professional Chapters


Research Presentations Since 2015


Community of Supporters

All dues-paying SACNAS members are eligible and encouraged to vote in elections for the National Board of Directors! Voting will open Monday, October 18, 2021. Eligible members will receive a link to their ballot via email. In the meantime.... CLICK…

Student Member Scholarships Covers up to 50% of student registration price. Limited availability! Must be a dues-paying Student member CLICK HERE TO APPLY Professional Member Scholarships Covers up to 50% of postdoc or professional registration price. Limited availability! Must be…

Join us for the 2021 National Diversity in STEM Digital Conference on October 25-29, 2021! The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, 2021 SACNAS is a 5-day digital conference which serves to equip, empower, and energize…

These applications will open Wednesday, March 10, 2021 for all active Student-level members: Travel scholarships research presentations Not a member? Interested applicants can get a jump start on their application by signing up or upgrading to a Student membership here. For…

In this final installment of President Sonia Zárate's special series on STEM + Culture Chronicle, Dr. Zárate invited members to share their experiences with inclusion in all types of STEM spaces. Read these eye-opening stories from 6 members who explore…

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To be in a place where I am not the minority anymore, surrounded by highly educated people who have accomplished what is my dream to become, I was hit by hope and strength.
Sara Mena
Past Clemson University SACNAS Chapter Member