The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) recognized SACNISTAs from the University of Houston with the Graduate and Professional Chapter of the Year Award and the University of Guam with the Undergraduate Chapter of the Year Award at the 2023 National Diversity in STEM Conference which took place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland from October 26 to October 28.
Additionally, four other chapters were honored for outstanding achievements at the Chapter Awards Ceremony & Reception on Thursday, October 26, 2023.
Each SACNAS chapter develops programming on its respective campus focused on networking, professional development, scientific engagement, and community service. As part of its mission, SACNAS supports this nationwide network largely through direct outreach and year-round contact with individual chapters. Every year SACNAS recognizes a handful of chapters at its National Diversity in STEM Conference that demonstrate outstanding achievements throughout the past twelve months. This recognition serves as a platform to share best practices across the entire network of SACNAS chapters.
“Our chapters are a critical source of community, professional development, and inspiration for college students across the country, creating a space for them to advance their education in STEM while honoring their culture, supporting one another, and creating True Diversity in STEM,” said SACNAS Associate Director, Member Services Daniela Bernal. “We are proud to recognize our chapters for their dedication and we cannot wait to see the exemplary work they will do in the future."
For 50 years, SACNAS has served as an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanics & Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership within STEM. Today, the organization serves a growing community of over 20,000 supporters including 10,000+ members, and more than 140 student and professional chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. SACNAS influences the STEM diversity movement through STEM outreach & advocacy, the promotion of STEM leaders, and The SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference. Learn more about SACNAS at sacnas.org, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, or X/Twitter.