2015 SACNAS Regional Meeting Coming to the University of Hawai`i

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The country’s largest multicultural and multidisciplinary STEM diversity organization will hold a regional meeting at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa April 17-19, 2015.  The Regional Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) will feature award-winning keynote speakers, a science symposium and career and professional development workshops.  The three-day consortium will provide resources and inspiration for underrepresented minority students and professionals to advance in their education and careers. Registration for the public event is free.

Undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines are encouraged to submit an abstract to present their research. The abstract deadline is April 3rd, 2015, 5pm HST.  Awards will be distributed for exceptional presentations.

The 2015 SACNAS Regional Meeting will highlight two distinguished keynote speakers each with numerous accolades; Dr. Maggie Werner-Washburne, SACNAS Past-President and Regent’s Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico, and Dr. Ahna Skop, SACNAS Board Member and Associate Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

The ‘Ilima SACNAS Chapter at the University of Hawai`i is hosting the Regional Meeting.  The UH-based organization is one of 110 chapters nation-wide that provide year-round local support and leadership development for students and professional scientists.  `Ilima SACNAS Chapter membership is free and open to all `Oahu island STEM undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and professionals. 

For more details about the 2015 SACNAS Regional Meeting including the agenda, registration information, abstract submission guidelines and keynote speaker biographies, visit www.sacnashawaii.org/regionalmeeting.

Sponsors for the 2015 SACNAS Regional Meeting include the UH Mānoa Student Activity and Program Fee Board, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentorship Program, Pacific Bioscience Research Center, and Kewalo Marine Laboratory.

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For more information:

Dr. Healani Chang
‘Ilima SACNAS Chapter Advisor
Phone: 808-956-2146
E-mail: hchang@hawaii.edu

Austin Shelton
‘Ilima SACNAS Chapter President
Phone: 808-782-9634
E-mail: Austin.Shelton@hawaii.edu

Website: www.sacnashawaii.org