The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is the nation's largest multicultural #STEM diversity organization. SACNAS was founded in 1973 during a transformative decade in American history, including a newfound focus on cultural and societal issues. A heightened political climate, mixed with the embrace of individualism, gave birth to renewed efforts to find community and shared purpose. The SACNAS story begins at the nexus of cultural expressionism and censorship, catapulting its’ original members on a journey to change the face of science, five decades later.
Today, true to these beginnings, SACNAS continues to welcome a diverse membership of over 9,000 multicultural and multidisciplinary members, hold national annual meetings and events, and advocate for critical issues related to the intersections between science, culture, and community. Join us at the 50th National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) conference and be a part of history.