One of the greatest elements of college and campus life is the opportunity for holistic student development within all programs and fields across an institution. This academic year, the Lincoln University campus has seen the formation of a new organization, the SACNAS chapter. The chapter, whose acronym stands for Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), has been introduced to the campus to give underrepresented STEM students the chance to maximize their college careers through various activities.
These include leadership programs, and the annual National Diversity in STEM Conference. In fact, it was through this conference in October of 2017, that Lincoln STEM student Bria Garcia was encouraged to form a SACNAS chapter on the university’s campus. Garcia, who was the only LU student to attend, shared her experience, “The conference was full of warm and friendly undergrad students, professors, grad students, and professionals from all over the world. It was the melting pot of culture and science – I was so inspired! Seeing the love and knowledge at the conference, I decided we needed a chapter at Lincoln.”
…any STEM student is able to pursue a chapter membership.