UW Madison’s Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars and over 15 different UW Biological and Physical graduate programs travelled to Hawaii, American’s most ethnically diverse state, October 30th-November 2nd, for the 2019 Society of Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science Conference. For more than 45 years, SACNAS has served as an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanics & Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership within STEM. This year’s conference celebrated how identity is a powerful asset for shaping both your personal creation story, and building a more inclusive and welcoming world around you. UW Faculty, current graduate students, and staff had the opportunity to share our prestigious graduate programs with high caliber undergraduates. The UW was also well-represented by presenters, including Life Science Communications Chair, Dominique Brossard, who spoke on the importance of evidence-based Science Communication.
The UW Madison team left the conference with a record-breaking number of prospective student interest and honored by the “Aloha” spirit shared throughout the conference.This article was posted in Campus & Community Involvement.