CSUMB SACNAS Chapter

CSUMB SACNAS Chapter Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science

Cal State Monterey Bay Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science History of SACNAS SACNAS is a national society with a 37-year history of supporting minority scientists and science students. The society is comprised of over 3,000 paid members along with more than 20,000 affiliates and partners from a diversity of disciplines, institutions, ethnic backgrounds, and levels along the educational trajectory. SACNAS members are dedicated to giving back through mentorship, peer networks, and professional development, and to engaging in science research and leadership of the highest caliber. The organization and its members and affiliates are committed to encouraging minority students and scientists to advance to their utmost capability.

Mission: Our Mission: SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership.

01/12/2016
Beware zombie nouns!

Busy writing essays for summer research, scholarships, job applications, etc? Hot tip: beware of "zombie nouns" that will make your writing dull and confusing for readers. Learn how to avoid turning your writing into the walking dead from TED.

http://ed.ted.com/on/eJKYN8dx

When you make a noun out of other parts of speech, you create a "nominalization". This TED-Ed video is based on Helen Sword's NYT op-ed of July 23, 2012, where she calls these nominalizations "zombie nouns" (much more memorable!). Her reasoning is that zombie nouns "cannibalize active verbs and suck…

Looking for Paid Summer Research Experiences? A great webinar and search resources available here:The Institute for Broa...
12/30/2015
Webinar Archives

Looking for Paid Summer Research Experiences? A great webinar and search resources available here:
The Institute for Broadening Participation collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar with the goal of sharing the basics of how undergraduates can seek and apply for summer research experiences. Click on the link below to access the archived webinar.

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/webinars.aspx#SummerResearch4

09/26/2015

Hello SACNAS club members!

We will be holding our 2nd meeting next Friday, October 2nd, in room E127 in the Chapman Science Center from 12pm-1pm.

We will primarily be discussing the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Center (UROC) Scholar's Program, which is currently accepting applications. This program helps undergraduates find and fund research opportunities in the academic school year and the summer. Several SACNAS members are currently UROC Scholars and will be sharing their experiences.

Also, our chapter has been invited to participate in the upcoming virtual graduate school and summer research fair that will take place on October 7, 2015. Over 30 graduate school will be participating to discuss summer research and graduate opportunities with students. Please note that you must register by October 1st.

We hope to see you all at the next meeting!

UCF McNair Scholars Program
09/26/2015

UCF McNair Scholars Program

We hope you will register for the upcoming virtual graduate school fair. The October 7th virtual event will provide an interactive forum to meet with graduate recruiters from graduate and summer research programs throughout the US. Register online today at: http://tinyurl.com/VFGradFair.

09/25/2015
UROC @ CSU Monterey Bay

UROC @ CSU Monterey Bay

ATTENTION TO ALL PLANNING TO ATTEND THE GRE WORKSHOP TODAY! It is still being held at 2:00pm today but has been MOVED to Library Rm. 1188!

This is a great opportunity!!!
09/25/2015
Clarkson University: Biology

This is a great opportunity!!!

Take a closer look at our stats, accolades and facts that reflect why Clarkson delivers a great return on education; how our mission, vision, values and plans for the future honor our history; the university leaders who bring perspective and expertise to our boundary-spanning education; and our appr…

Cards Against Humanity Opens Applications for a Full-Ride Scholarship for Women Seeking Degrees...
09/24/2015
Cards Against Humanity Opens Applications for a Full-Ride Scholarship for Women Seeking Degrees...

Cards Against Humanity Opens Applications for a Full-Ride Scholarship for Women Seeking Degrees...

Applications opened today for the Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship for women seeking undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The recipient of the award will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years, starting…

Graduate study at the University of Michigan offers an opportunity to engage in research that explores and shapes the wo...
09/23/2015
2015 Fall Preview Weekend - Astronomy & Astrophysics and Earth & Environmental Sciences

Graduate study at the University of Michigan offers an opportunity to engage in research that explores and shapes the world around us. The Earth & Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program invites junior and senior undergraduate students, particularly from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in sciences, to visit us for a preview event. The event, from November 12-14, 2015, is an all-expenses paid opportunity to explore these two Ph.D. Programs, participate in admissions workshops, meet and interview with faculty members and current graduate students in your field of study. Students in the Earth and Environmental Sciences and from the associated fields of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics are encouraged to apply to learn what a Michigan Ph.D. could mean for you.

Additional Benefits to You:


Discuss cutting edge research in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan



Socialize with program faculty and graduate students.



Meet students like yourself interested in a Ph.D. at Michigan



Explore our fully funded Ph.D. and admissions tips



Application Deadline: September 28, 2015

Admissions will be granted in a rolling admissions basis


http://goo.gl/forms/bffpZGxaTC


We look forward to your application! For questions, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Thursday, November 12 - Saturday, November 14, 2015 Deadline for application: September 28th (12:00am ET) Application review is conducted on a rolling basis, and admission is granted as space permits

The UROC Scholars is a two-year program providing research and graduate school prep. Students from all majors welcome. A...
09/21/2015
UROC Scholars Program | Cal State Monterey Bay

The UROC Scholars is a two-year program providing research and graduate school prep. Students from all majors welcome. All interested students should attend the info session to learn more about the program: UROC SCHOLARS INFO SESSION MONDAY SEPT. 21ST 12:00-1:00 (second floor of Library, room 2150). DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARS PROGRAM NOV. 2ND

09/21/2015

The Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers & Children Of Salinas is offering an internship opportunity!!!

POSITION DESCRIPTION: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INTERN

Description: The Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) is a public health research study investigating the effects of environmental exposures in the Salinas
Valley on children’s health, growth, and development. CHAMACOS is a partnership between the University of California at Berkeley, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas, and Natividad Medical Center. CHAMACOS provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and explore interests in environmental health education and promotion. We are currently seeking an undergraduate student to assist with the development and implementation of Proyecto La Semilla. This project is funded by the California EPA to provide pesticide safety workshops to migrant parents in eight California counties. The primary objective of Proyecto La Semilla is to empower farmworkers to become pesticide safety educators, and to conduct presentations in their communities concerning pesticide exposure prevention, with a special focus on protecting children.

For more information please contact: Jose Manuel Camacho, Community Outreach Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

09/18/2015

Thanks for attending our first meeting. For all of you that were not able to attend, today we emphasized the importance of research for undergraduate students. Here are some of the questions we discussed with the new members of the CSUMB SACNAS Chapter.

1. What is research and why is this important?
2. How to get into research?
3. How do I choose my research field?

Thanks for participating by asking great questions! We hope to see you all again at our next meeting. If you have any other questions feel free to send us a message and don't forget to like our page!

09/18/2015

Our first meeting will be tomorrow (9/18), from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, in the Chapman Science Building (E127). Hope to see you there!

NOAA is now accepting applications for the Education Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Curren...
09/15/2015
Educational Partnership Program

NOAA is now accepting applications for the Education Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Current sophomores studying in NOAA mission fields are encouraged to apply for $9500 per year in tuition support for junior and senior years. NOAA scholars will conduct a substantive research or education project with a NOAA mentor during paid summer internships at NOAA facilities across the country. The purpose of the EPP Scholarship is to attract underrepresented groups to NOAA mission fields. About 10 students from Minority Serving Institutions are accepted per year for the EPP Scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and meet the minimum GPA requirements of 3.2 for EPP.

http://www.epp.noaa.gov/ssp_undergrad_page.html

On this site you will be able to access information about NOAA's four Cooperative Science Centers, download forms to apply undergraduate and graduate scholarships, and learn the requirements for eligibility to apply for the Environmental Entrepreneurship Program. This site also provides links to NOA…

NOAA is accepting applications for up to $45,000 in scholarship support (including travel & conferences) for undergradua...
09/14/2015
NOAA OED - Hollings Scholarship

NOAA is accepting applications for up to $45,000 in scholarship support (including travel & conferences) for undergraduates

Applications for the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship are now being accepted! Current sophomores studying in NOAA mission fields are encouraged to apply for $9500 per year in tuition support for junior and senior years. NOAA scholars will conduct a substantive research or education project with a NOAA mentor during paid summer internships at NOAA facilities across the country. Funds are provided for travel, stipends, housing and conference participation. NOAA accepts 100 - 150 students per year into the Hollings Scholarship Program from all institutions. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and meet minimum GPA requirements of 3.0 for Hollings.

http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html…

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarship.

The application deadline for the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU (MS PHD’S-GEO REU...
09/08/2015
MS PHD'S: Mentee Survey

The application deadline for the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU (MS PHD’S-GEO REU) Professional Development Program is Monday, September 14, 2015! This exciting new program hosted by the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) offers financial support to attend the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.
The MS PHD’S–GEO REU will occur December 11-18, 2015 in conjunction with the December 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Financial support to attend the AGU Fall Meeting including air travel, lodging, meeting registration and meals is provided to all students who are accepted to the MS PHD'S-GEO REU program and engage in all MS PHD'S-GEO REU activities. For students accepted to the program, additional activities will include a "Phase 2" after AGU as well as a modest scholarship award upon completion of all program activities.
Applicants can apply online at: http://www.msphds.org/GEOREUapp.aspx
Deadline to apply: September 14, 2015!

We had a successful day promoting the SACNAS Chapter at the Otter Showcase! If you are interested in the SACNAS Chapter ...
09/03/2015

We had a successful day promoting the SACNAS Chapter at the Otter Showcase! If you are interested in the SACNAS Chapter at CSUMB, please contact us to be added on our email list. We hope to see everyone at our first meeting!

08/24/2015

Hi to all Sacnistas, welcome back!!!

SACNAS Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science
06/19/2015

SACNAS Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science

We KNOW all of you are doing brilliant, cutting-edge science, so what are you waiting for? Submit your abstracts today to present your research at #SACNAS2015! http://goo.gl/dkLmqw

CSUMB SACNAS Chapter's cover photo
02/20/2015

CSUMB SACNAS Chapter's cover photo

2014 National SACNAS Conference
02/20/2015

2014 National SACNAS Conference

Movie Night on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 PM! We'll be watching Tidal Seas, part of the Blue Planet series, in Building ...
04/11/2012

Movie Night on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 PM! We'll be watching Tidal Seas, part of the Blue Planet series, in Building 53 room E127. There will be popcorn and other treats along with a suggested donation of $2 to help our club. We hope to see you there!

SACNISTAs the application period for travel scholarships to the annual SACNAS conference opens this Thursday Match 29. I...
03/28/2012
Travel Scholarships | SACNAS

SACNISTAs the application period for travel scholarships to the annual SACNAS conference opens this Thursday Match 29. Instructions on how to apply can be found at the following site:
http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf/travel-scholarships

A SACNAS travel scholarship funds travel and/or lodging expenses for undergraduates, postbaccalaureates, graduates, and postdocs to attend the SACNAS National Conference.

12/16/2011
Fellowship Program | Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation

For you graduate students, the deadline for the Switzer Environmental Fellowship is approaching http://www.switzernetwork.org/grant-programs/fellowship-program

“Being a Switzer Fellow has allowed me to connect with a wonderful, brilliant, engaging group of individuals of all ages and stages of their careers - a rare treat in any field. It has also provided exposure to scientists and practitioners who cross disciplines to bring breadth and perspective to a...

Anyone want to spend the summer in Ireland learning about Marine Science? Check it out: http://www.smartseaschool.com/co...
12/09/2011
International Marine Summer School | SMART

Anyone want to spend the summer in Ireland learning about Marine Science? Check it out: http://www.smartseaschool.com/content/international-marine-summer-school

The 2012 International Marine Summer School (IMSS) is based in the historic and cultural maritime cities of Galway and Cork, located in west and southwest Ireland. It focuses on the marine scientific environment and will also include a programme of related cultural, social and extra-curricular acti...

Summer REU Program at Dauphin Island Sea Lab http://univ-prog.disl.org/nsfreu.html
12/09/2011
University Programs @ DISL

Summer REU Program at Dauphin Island Sea Lab http://univ-prog.disl.org/nsfreu.html

Funded by the National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, seven undergraduate fellowships will be offered during the 2012 summer semester at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Undergraduates in their junior and senior years with interes...

Summer 2011 undergraduate fellowship in Marine Science at Duke University Marine Lab. Check it out http://www.nicholas.d...
12/06/2011
Undergraduate Fellowships in Marine Science — Duke Marine Lab

Summer 2011 undergraduate fellowship in Marine Science at Duke University Marine Lab. Check it out http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/undergraduate/fellowship

August 27- December 14The Duke University Marine Lab is pleased to offer fellowships for two non-Duke undergraduates covering tuition & fees, room & board, books, travel to Beaufort, and full support for participation in a Beaufort Signature travel course during a semester of study, Fall 2012 in Bea...

For you marine oriented SACNAS folks, a summer REU in Maryland.http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/programs/research/reu/
11/30/2011
Maryland Sea Grant: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Summer Fellowships

For you marine oriented SACNAS folks, a summer REU in Maryland.

http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/programs/research/reu/

Each summer, Maryland Sea Grant offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct marine research in biology, chemistry and physical oceanography on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of a research team, you will work on an individual project in areas including estuarine processes, biogeochemistry, ...

Hey gang, summer REU in Chemical Science, check it out.http://depts.washington.edu/centc/education_ur.htm
11/30/2011
CENTC | Education

Hey gang, summer REU in Chemical Science, check it out.

http://depts.washington.edu/centc/education_ur.htm

Get practical experience in Chemical Sciences this summer. CENTC invites college students with an interest in chemistry to apply for a unique summer research program as part of a collaborative distributed center.

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