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SACNAS Travel Award Information Session. Malika Moutawakkil Bell Staff Director MARC MBRS CAMP RAD SACNAS UCSC Chapter Advisor UC Santa Cruz. What is SACNAS? Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.

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Sacnas travel award information session

SACNAS Travel Award Information Session

Malika Moutawakkil Bell

Staff Director


SACNAS UCSC Chapter Advisor

UC Santa Cruz

What is sacnas society for the advancement of chicanos and native americans in science
What is SACNAS?Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

“SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership.”

The conference
The Conference

  • Improving the Human Condition: Challenges for Interdisciplinary Science

  • October 15-18, 2009, Dallas, TX, Sheraton Hotel

  • students, postdocs, educators, administrators, and researchers in all disciplines of science, mathematics, and engineering.

Why go
Why Go?

  • Network

  • Present and learn about research

  • Prepare for next steps on your path

  • Find a job, graduate school, summer internship

What to expect
What to expect

  • Mentor and training sessions

  • Technical talks

  • Poster session

  • Meals together with keynote speakers

  • Exhibit Booth

  • Cultural Events

  • Networking Activities

Travel awards
Travel Awards

Expenses the Travel Scholarship Covers

  • * Roundtrip airfare to/from Dallas, Texas

  • * Hotel lodging (room and tax only)

    Expenses NOT Included in the Travel Scholarship

  • * Ground transportation to/from airports

  • * Conference registration fees

  • * Membership dues

  • * Charges that accompany changes to flight itinerary after flight reservation has been booked

Applying for awards
Applying for Awards

  • Get sponsored by me (we’ll do this today)

  • Start a MySACNAS account and get an ID and all that

  • Register for the conference

  • Apply for the travel scholarship (personal statement and a letter of recommendation, etc.)

  • Submit an abstract of your research so that you can present a poster when you go (IF you are doing research right now)