2015 SACNAS

2015 SACNAS

Washington DC | October 29 - 31, 2015

In 2015, 3,700+ participants attended the 2015 SACNAS conference in Washington D.C. With the conference theme of “Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The Role of Diversity in STEM Innovation”, the conference opened with Keynote Speaker United States Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz. The program would continue with 3 additional keynote speakers, 7 featured speakers, and a panel on Women in STEM & Insights to Success moderated by Dr. Talithia Williams. Over the course of the three days, the program included 107 breakout sessions covering professional development, scientific symposia, and leadership development, and SACNAS’ hallmark networking event, Conversations with Scientists. The Graduate School & Career Expo Hall welcomed 309 exhibit booths with representation from Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, and many others. The program closed with a traditional Pow Wow celebration, and student research presentation awards. Over the course of the 3 days, 865 students had shared their research via a poster or an oral presentation. By the final day of the conference, 102 of those students received awards for outstanding presentations. Many of those students were presenting their research at a national conference for the first time.

Keynote Speakers

Monica_Basco

Keynote Speaker
Monica Basco, PhD

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Jon_Lorsch

Keynote Speaker
Jon R. Lorsch, PhD

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Ernest_Moniz

Keynote Speaker
Ernest Moniz, PhD

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Clifton_Poodry

Keynote Speaker
Clifton Poodry, PhD (Seneca)

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Featured Speakers

Sandra_Begay-Campbell

Featured Speaker
Sandra Begay-Campbell, MS (Navajo)

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David_Burgess

Featured Speaker
David R. Burgess, PhD (Cherokee)

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Ernest_Felix

Featured Speaker
Ernesto Felix

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Rush_Holt

Featured Speaker
Rush Holt, PhD

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Mike_Connor

Featured Speaker
Mike Connor (A Fireside Chat)

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Jennifer_Martinez

Featured Speaker
Jennifer S. Martinez, PhD

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Sarita_Brown

Featured Speaker
Sarita E. Brown

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Keynote Panels: Women in STEM & Insights to Success

Women In STEM

Panel Speakers
• Romelia H. Flores
• Deborah Frincke, PhD
• Mary Jo Ondrechen, PhD (Mohawk)
Moderator: Talithia Williams, PhD

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Insights to Success

Panel Speakers
• Allyn M. Kaufmann, PhD (Quapaw/Pawnee)
• Maria Mouchess, PhD
• Clara Villarreal Varner
Moderator: Charla Lambert, PhD (Haida/Tsimshian)

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Conference Reflections