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Society for Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science

The official biography below was current at the time of the award. See the organization’s website for its latest information.

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) has established an array of activities that work to increase the numbers of Hispanic/Latino and Native American students pursuing and achieving advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Through mentoring activities at scientific meetings, teacher workshops, and its own annual conference, and by engaging in partnerships with other professional organizations, SACNAS provides ad supports opportunities for students to strengthen their presentation skills, self-confidence, and make connections with scientists.