SACNAS-Indiana University Chapter
SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is a national organization that encourages Chicano, Latino, and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtained the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels. SACNAS brings together undergrads, grads, post-docs, researchers and faculty from different backgrounds whose shared love of science and technology and desire to see more minorities as colleagues come together to help each other succeed. Each year, the SACNAS national conference brings its members together to share their research and to facilitate interactions between individuals from all levels in their academic careers.
SACNAS aims to support diversity by encouragement of minorities in the sciences and to act as a support group through mentoring relationships among its members. Here at IU, the SACNAS student run chapter will strive to achieve these aims through two main goals: (1) preparing students for the national conference, so both IU and the student can be featured at the national level; and (2) by outreaching to minority high-school students in the area and encouraging them to pursue a college education and advanced degrees. If interested in joining SACNAS or for more information on upcoming events, contact one of the officers or check out our calendar of events.