Outstanding Mentor Awards

Interested in nominating a mentor or scientist for 2021?

Outstanding mentors are selected from among the top nominations for Distinguished Awards.

SACNAS Outstanding College/University Mentor

Nominee holds a faculty position at an undergraduate focused college or university. Nominee has a demonstrated record of encouraging historically underrepresented minority undergraduate students to pursue advanced degrees in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or a related field.

SACNAS Outstanding Research and Professional Mentor

Nominee holds a faculty position at a university, industry, government or non-profit institution. Nominee has a demonstrated record of encouraging historically underrepresented minority students or professionals to pursue advanced degrees in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or a related field.

SACNAS Outstanding Hispanic Student Mentor

Nominee holds a faculty position at a college, university, industry, government or non-profit institution. Nominee has a demonstrated record of encouraging Hispanic/Latinx students to pursue advanced degrees in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or a related field.

SACNAS Distinguished Scientist Award

Nominee holds a faculty position at a community college. Nominee has a demonstrated record of encouraging historically underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced degrees in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or a related field.

SACNAS Outstanding Native American Student Mentor

Nominee holds a faculty position at a college, tribal college, university, industry, government or non-profit institution. Nominee has a demonstrated record of encouraging Native American students to pursue advanced degrees in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or a related field.

2020 Awardees

2020 SACNAS OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY COLLEGE MENTOR
2020 SACNAS OUTSTANDING RESEARCH + PROFESSIONAL MENTOR
2020 OUTSTANDING HISPANIC STUDENT MENTOR

Gabriela Chavira, PhD

Professor of Psychology at California State University Northridge

Patricia Silveyra, PhD
Associate Professor, Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar, and Director of the Biobehavioral Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gerardo Cisneros, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry at University of North Texas and Co-Advisor of UNT-SACNAS Chapter

Questions?

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