What is it?

SACNAS(Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists. SACNAS encourages its members to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science by connecting them with a variety of opportunities and programs in the science field.


The IUP chapter of SACNAS has recently developed a website where you can find organization and scholarship information, announcements, and updates in the SACNAS community at IUP.

For further information, contact SACNAS faculty advisor Dr. Francisco Alarcn at falarcon@iup.edu, or SACNAS student president Estefania Alba-Rodriguez at E.J.AlbaRodriguez@iup.edu.

Upcoming Opportunities through SACNAS

2015 Sacnas National Conference

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The role of Diversity In STEM Innovation

Interdisciplinary. Highly interactive. Transformative. The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires, and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.


  • Dates: October 29-31, 2015


Past Sacnas National Conference

2014 Sacnas National Conference

The 2014 Sacnas National Conference took place October 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Over 3,800 attendees joined to experience the conference, titled "Creativity, Vision, and Drive: Toward Full Representation in STEM."