2015 SACNAS National Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science is holding its annual SACNAS conference (#SACNAS2015) at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland from October 29-31. Below are the activities that we are organizing. See the complete agenda.

We thank the University of Wisconsin-Madison site of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) for sponsoring our SACNAS activities.


Open Science: Practicing and Publishing in a Modern Research Career

The work of science is changing with the development of “open” practices in research data sharing, notebook keeping, manuscript review, and publication access. Expectations of open access practices are also coming from federal and private funding agencies. Attend this session to learn about open skills from advocates and practitioners.
Thursday October 29 at 8:30 am, Gaylord National Resort Rm National Harbor 6

Alberto I. Roca, Ph.D., Chair
Executive Director, DiverseScholar (a project of Community Partners)
Founding Editor, MinorityPostdoc.org

Cesar Berrios-Otero, Ph.D.
Outreach Director, F1000Research

Shauna Gordon-McKeon
former Program Director, OpenHatch

Rosario Robinson
Director, ABI Communities, Anita Borg Institute

Learn more about this topic from these sites:
Opportunities in Open Source at the Tapia Conference
Increasing Ethnic and Gender Diversity in Open Source Communities (video)
What is open access?
When will ‘open science’ become simply ‘science’?


Postdoc Fundamentals: Selecting a Training Experience to Match Your Career Goals

Advanced PhD graduate students will learn how postdoctoral training can enhance their career goals. Presenters from the life, physical, and social sciences will describe 1) different postdoc types, 2) advisor & project selection considerations, 3) sources of funding, and 4) resources for professional development.
Friday October 30 at 1:30pm, Gaylord National Resort Rm National Harbor 6

Alberto I. Roca, Ph.D., Chair
Executive Director, DiverseScholar (a project of Community Partners)
Founding Editor, MinorityPostdoc.org

Edward Krug, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs
Associate Program Director, NIH IRACDA Postdoctoral Training Program
Medical University of South Carolina

Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The following are slides from our past events on this topic. See more slideshows on our Presentations page.


Academic Faculty Jobs for Teaching-Intensive Careers

Learn how to be competitive for faculty jobs in teaching-intensive careers. Panel speakers are from colleges where teaching is strongly valued. We will describe the qualifications for a strong job application. Postdoctoral and graduate fellowship opportunities for gaining teaching experience will also be presented.
Saturday October 31 at 10:45 am, Gaylord National Resort Rm National Harbor 6

Alberto I. Roca, Ph.D., Chair
Executive Director, DiverseScholar (a project of Community Partners)
Founding Editor, MinorityPostdoc.org

Perla Myers, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of San Diego

Meda Higa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, York College of Pennsylvania

Nancy Aguilar-Roca, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor, University of California, Irvine

The following are slides from our past events on this topic. See more slideshows on our Presentations page.


Science Writing to Support Your Career: from Blogging to Journalism

Writing online can promote your science and career. Learn how social media such as blogging and Twitter can be used to discuss science, engage the public, and publicize accomplishments. Also, learn how to translate these skills into a journalism career covering topics such as science, tech, health, and more.
Thursday October 29 at 3:00 pm, Gaylord National Resort Exhibit Hall

Alberto I. Roca, Ph.D.
Executive Director, DiverseScholar (a project of Community Partners)
Founding Editor, MinorityPostdoc.org

The following are slides from our past events on this topic. See more slideshows on our Presentations page.

last updated 14-Dec-2015