SACNAS 2015 National Conference

Ryan, Alex, and Ruth recently attended the SACNAS National Conference held in Washington D.C.  SACNAS (the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is an organization dedicated to the success of Chican@, Hispanic, Latin@, and Native American scientists to attain positions of leadership in government, industry, and academia.  Alex is president of the UIUC chapter, while Ryan is a faculty adviser for the chapter's successful Cena y Ciencias outreach program.  This year, the UIUC chapter won Graduate Chapter of the Year, and four members won individual awards for their research presentations.  Ryan was one of six presenters giving a workshop on how to establish an active outreach program with local elementary schools.