2015 SACNAS Conference
The 2015 SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) was an absolute success. The Smithsonian put forth another pan-institutional effort and the booth was well represented by Shahin Nemazee from OEEMA and Edith Tudae from OHR. SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. The conference was highly interactive, with more than 1,000 participants made up of students, exhibitors (academic and professional) and science practitioners.
- Meeting with and provided outreach materials to representatives from Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities and other academic institutions that hold large populations of underrepresented groups.
- Interacting with over 100 students hailing from Native American and Latino communities from across the country – most are future STEM practitioners who were delighted to hear about and receive literature on the diversity of fellowship and career opportunities the Smithsonian offers.
- Networking with a large contingency of Native American students in attendance.