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

Bringing job placement, matching, and career fairs to the 21st century! CareerCon is an opportunity for STEM students at all levels learn more about jobs in industry, get specific training to help them in their future job search, and connect directly with employers to get the inside scoop on landing an internship or job!

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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Career Center

A comprehensive job site for PAID employment including postdoctoral fellowships. Some fees apply.

Opportunities Board

A free digital platform for sharing information about programs, internships, scholarships and more!

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