About Us

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 goals of the SACNAS Chapter at The Ohio State University are to:

  1.  Further the work of, to improve the effectiveness of, and to enhance the public understanding of an appreciation for Hispanics, Chicanos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other underrepresented minorities in STEM fields ;
  2. Partner with other organizations on campus and the Ohio community to provide mentoring, outreach and research-focused workshops for Hispanics, Chicanos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields for both college and high school students; to promote student and professional recruitment and retention of Hispanics, Chicanos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in STEM fields at The Ohio State University;
  3. Provide a forum for students and professionals from different science disciplines to come together for professional development, academic, research experiences, community service and social activities at The Ohio State University and communities in central Ohio.
  4. Network with faculty, students and potential employers in STEM fields to find research opportunities; learn how to get funding, grants and internships; develop research presentation skills including preparation of research abstract, posters / oral presentations; learn about different STEM related conferences and find travel support to attend or present.
  5.  Find other Hispanics, Chicanos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other underrepresented minorities in the STEM fields to develop social networks with student that share the same aspirations.