The University of Chicago’s Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science chapter (UC SACNAS) invites you and your students to attend the 2nd Annual Midwest Regional SACNAS Conference. The chosen theme, Identity and Inclusion in STEM: Empowering Across Boundaries, is intended to celebrate and support the continued success of diverse scientists from all disciplines and professional stages. We ask that you share this information with current undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students who you think might benefit from attending this event.

The event will take place at the University of Chicago on Saturday April 6, 2019.

The conference will feature a notable diversity in STEM advocate as a keynote speaker, several personal and professional development workshops, and research presentations from students in the forms of a poster session and short research talks. There will additionally be recruiters from multiple institutions to discuss graduate school opportunities with attendees.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students and professionals alike, featuring professional development opportunities; a platform to present and discuss cutting-edge research; a tight-knit network of faculty, professionals, and students; opportunities to meet representatives from leading institutions in many fields; and a place to gain a deeper understanding of diverse experiences in STEM.

Registration is now open and the deadline to register is March 1, 2019.

If your students would like their research poster or talk to be considered for a presentation, the deadline for abstract submissions is February 15th, 2019.

For more information on the symposium location, scheduling, and how to volunteer or get involved, please visit our website and RSVP to our Facebook Event. To register to attend the event, please click here.

If you require additional information or have any questions, please email us at

Best wishes,
The UChicago SACNAS Team

Juan Manuel Vazquez                Christian Porras                   Meghan O’Connell
Graduate President                    Undergraduate President      Secretary

Lauren Blake                              Gabi Basel                            Jay Pittman
Treasurer                                    Operations Manager             Business Manager

Sena Agawu
UC SACNAS Staff Advisor

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