SANTA CRUZ, CA — SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science) is honored to receive funding from General Motors (GM) to support their initiative to work with tribal colleges and universities (TCU) and their students and faculty in STEM.
“We look forward to working closely with TCU students, faculty, and administrators to build meaningful relationships and deliver empowering programming to our communities at these campuses,” said Dr. Darryl Monteau, SACNAS Associate Director, Mission Programs and Native Initiatives. “We are very appreciative of this support from GM and the chance to make a difference for our Native American and Indigenous students in STEM. Through their support, we’ll also work intimately with campuses interested in starting their own SACNAS chapter,”
There are currently 35 TCUs across the United States serving over 16,000 college students, all of them diverse and unique in the students they serve and programs they offer.
About General Motors (GM)
GM is committed to “creating sustainable solutions that improve our communities in which we live and work around the world”. GM supports and encourages the next generation of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technological innovators and is working to ensure underrepresented groups have access to resources and mentorship in these fields.
For 49 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 28,000 supporters including nearly 8,000 members and 133 student and professional chapters throughout the United States, including Guam and Puerto Rico. SACNAS influences the STEM diversity movement through STEM outreach & advocacy, promotion of STEM leaders, and The SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference. Learn more about SACNAS at sacnas.org, Facebook, or Twitter.