SACNAS at Brandeis

Group of Brandeis SACNAS attendees

About SACNAS

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Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Latinx and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. As Brandeis’ SACNAS chapter, we continuously work to foster an inclusive community and resilient network of scientists from underrepresented identities in STEM at Brandeis University and beyond. Our mission, as a chapter, is to promote and achieve true diversity in STEM through professional development, civic engagement, and community building.

We are working to make sure that those most underrepresented in STEM have the support they need to obtain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to come to our events and join our organization!

The representation in science of people from marginalized groups is low. It emphasized the reason to be involved with SACNAS and it’s mission.
The representation in science of people from marginalized groups is low. It emphasizes the reason to be involved with SACNAS and it’s mission.

Brandeis SACNAS Chapter Goals

  • To bring scientists to Brandeis University, who will share SACNAS’ ideals, interact with the students and provide them with opportunities. 
  • To increase the number of Brandeis University students that present their research at the annual SACNAS national conference.
  • To reach out to our local community to increase awareness of careers in science and higher education.

Black Lives Matter

Dear Brandeis SACNAS Community,

Black Lives MatterThe injustice happening to Black families all around the country is finally becoming a world-wide discussion. We stand in solidarity with our Black scientists and understand that there is a lot of work to be done in our country in order to dismantle systematic racism. Racism is one of the many reasons there is a leaky pipeline in the STEM work force. SACNAS is committed to learn about what can be done to help our fellow Black scientists thrive.