Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

Photograph by Jeff Clay

About SACNAS at the U

What is the purpose of the SACNAS Chapter at the University of Utah?

Why should you join us?

To foster the success of underrepresented minority students and young professionals at the University of Utah by preparing, encouraging and supporting  them to pursue advanced degrees, careers, and leadership positions in the sciences while also helping to strengthen the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) pipeline for high school and middle school minority students.

What are our goals?

To increase the interest of all students, especially Hispanic/Chicano and Native Americans, to pursue advanced degrees and leadership positions.


To create a familial environment that provides academic and professional resources to increase career success.

Two Campus Representations

  • We are a great support system and caring group.
  • You will receive guidance and learn about opportunities that will help you succeed in science.
  • Have access to a large group of diverse scientists.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Opportunity to gain leadership skills by running for chapter positions.
  • Opportunity to  volunteer at events SACNAS is involved with.
  • Opportunity to travel and attend the SACNAS National Conference!



How do you join us?

  • Email us to be added to the SACNAS listserv!
  • Attend out monthly meetings: Last Wednesday of every month at noon in Emma Eccles Jones Research Building.


To better represent our large campus, we have elected officials in the Health Sciences and Main Campus.