Congratulations are in order!

Dr. J. Marcela Hernandez won the 2020 Ohio State Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award

Adolfo Calero Defended his Master's Thesis

Adolfo Calero, our Communications Officer, just successfully defended his Master’s thesis.

Miguel Lopes Perez was featured in the CGS' Students to Watch

Miguel Lopes Perez, our National Liason, was featured in the Council of Graduate Students’ “Students to Watch“.


Ohio State SACNAS Chapter Recognized Nationally

In October 2019 in Honolulu Hawai’i, The Ohio State SACNAS chapter was recognized by the national SACNAS organization as the recipient of the 2019 SACNAS Outstanding Professional Development Award.  The award is given to a chapter that has built a supportive community among members, created leadership opportunities for members, and created strategizes for new officer development during the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Some of the activities that resulted in this recognition include some of our recurring activities:

  • OSU SACNAS Keynote Speaker Series
  • CIENCIAS at Ohio State
  • FAC Talk Series
  • Our monthly social
  • Social Media Takeover
  • Chipotle Fundraiser

Other activities in the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Social Media Workshop
  • Listening to Puerto Rico
  • Undergrad Workshop on Applying to Grad School
  • Ph.D. Hiring Process and Beyond: Tips for Success from our Experience at P&G
  • Abstract Writing Workshop

→ Read more by clicking here.

→ Contact: osu-sacnas@osu.edu

The Ohio State Winning Streak at SACNAS Keeps Going!

The Ohio State University students have been attending the National SACNAS Conference since 2014, and every single year they have been recognized. This year was no exception. At 2019 SACNAS in Honolulu, Hawaii three Bucknistas were recognized:

  • Ally Langley (left in picture) – Best Oral Presentation in Life Sciences, Biochemistry
  • Regina Trevino (right in picture) – Best Oral Presentation in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry & Other
  • Divya Batchu – Best Poster Presentation in Social Sciences

Congratulations to these three students and all our students who presented their research or a session. We are looking forward to congratulating our next winners at the 2020 SACNAS in Long Beach, California. Click here for more information on all the awardees at 2019 SACNAS.


About this SACNAS Chapter

Supporting Minorities in Science!

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS – sacnas.org) 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 (OSU) 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 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 students that share the same aspirations.