SACNAS Public Events in San Antonio To Promote STEM Diversity

SACNAS to Offer Public Events in San Antonio in Conjunction with their 45th Anniversary Celebration and National Conference to Promote STEM Diversity

Events include Community College Day, Pow Wow, Cybersecurity Symposia and Expo, and a storytelling session to share personal and professional experiences in STEM

2018 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference— Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science’s annual conference in San Antonio– will include a series of public events, several of which are free. The events will take place between Wednesday, October 10 and Saturday, October 13, 2018. The show is the country’s largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity conference convening nearly 4,000 STEM leaders, scientists, academics, researchers, professionals and college students at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from October 11-13, 2018.

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Community College Day
This event is free and open to all local community college students. The agenda includes includes networking, inspirational talks, workshops, and a resource fair with information on internships, scholarships, and financial resources. Spaces are limited.
Where: Henry B. González Convention Center
Time: 12:45 – 6:00 PM

Pow Wow
Every year SACNAS hosts an intertribal celebration at its annual conference that is free and open to the public. No RSVP needed.
Where: Stars at Night Ballroom, Henry B. González Convention Center
Time: 8:00 – 10:30 PM

SecureSTEM: Cyber Security Symposia & Expo hosted by National Security Agency
This 4-hour program is free and open to the public. It will feature multiple sessions, a cyber security challenge, interactive expo, and a closing reception. RSVP is required as spaces are limited.
Where: Henry B. González Convention Center
Time: 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Story Collider
The Story Collider is a nonprofit organization dedicated to true, personal stories about science. Their latest show was developed in conjunction with SACNAS and will highlight stories of courage told by five SACNAS members. Tickets are $10 on EventBrite, seating is limited (only 100 seats available). For audiences 21 and up. Click here to see the Facebook event page.
Where: Jokesters 22, 713 South Alamo Street, San Antonio
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Click here for more information on the 2018 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference, including the agenda-at-a-glance.

View SACNAS’ fact sheet and follow the organization on social media and conference updates via #SACNAS2018: Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube.

SACNAS is an inclusive organization with a 45-year history of fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic & Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers and positions of leadership in science.

SACNAS serves approximately 6,000 members, a larger community of 20,000, and with 115 SACNAS student and professional chapters throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.


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