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SACNAS - Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

"The mission of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels."

For 35 years, SACNAS has provided strong national leadership in improving and expanding opportunities for minorities in the scientific workforce and academia; mentoring college students within science, mathematics, and engineering; as well as, supporting quality pre-college (K-12) science education. SACNAS' annual national conference and pre-college teacher training workshops, chapters program, post-doc and leadership initiatives, and online internship and job placement resources are tools that help a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, professors, administrators, and pre-college educators achieve expertise within their disciplines.

Goals for Purdue:

  • Promote diversity
  • Promote professional development
  • Recruit high quality underrepresented students to Purdue
  • Increase retention of underrepresented students at Purdue
  • Give back to the community at large