Duke SACNAS

Duke chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanos and Native Americans in Science

Announcing the 2019-20 Duke SACNAS Executive Board

The Duke SACNAS Executive Board for the 2019-20 year has been elected! The elected board members are:

Graduate liaison: Abraham Nguyen

Director of Social Media & Marketing: Delisa Clay

Treasurer: Gilberto Padilla

Secretary: Blanca Rodriguez

Vice President: Martin Requena

President: Armando Corona

A huge thank you to past executive board members for their passion for the group and making the 2018-19 year a success!

Announcing Dr. Valdivia as Chapter co-advisor

We are also ecstatic to announce our newest SACNAS Chapter co-advisor: Dr. Raphael Valdivia!

Dr. Valdivia is a native of Peru and a Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology running an internationally recognized research program on host-microbe interactions. Dr. Valdivia is finishing his term as Vice Dean for Basic Science, where he had oversight of biomedical graduate eduction & core facilities and provided overall support for all science programs. As he returns to the regular ranks of the faculty, he is looking forward to working with Duke SACNAS as a faculty co-advisor alongside Dr. Sherilynn Black.

Solicitation for 2019 Committee Chairs

The Duke SACNAS executive board is excited to announce that we are seeking nominations to fill our Chair positions for our newly finalized Duke SACNAS Committees.

Committee on Programming

Committee on Outreach

Committee on Recruitment & Intersectionality

Know a fellow SACNista that would be great to head one of these Committees? Interested in getting leadership experience yourself? Fill out the following nomination form by Wednesday, February 13th at 12PM: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2mMhaFgADZLO6G1

For full Committee descriptions, please see “Executive Board & Committees” tab of our website.

Announcing the 2018-19 Executive Board

The Duke SACNAS Executive Board for the 2018-19 year has been elected! The elected board members are:

Graduate liaison: Cullen Roth

Treasurer: Armando Corona

Secretary: Blanca Rodriguez

President: Raymond Allen

A huge thank you to past executive board members for their passion for the group and making the 2017-18 year a success!

Current and newly elected board members are actively seeking to fill the position of Vice President of Duke SACNAS. If these elections have inspired you to get involved with Duke SACNAS, but maybe not the level of VP, we have multiple opportunities with our committees! Email dukesacnas@gmail.com for more info.

A New Year of Updates

We are almost 2-weeks into the Spring 2018 semester and Duke SACNAS has already had one event, with many more to come!

A Pre-Graduate School Resource

Last Tuesday we hosted our first ever “Mock Graduate School Interview Workshop” for members of the Duke community. This workshop, spearheaded by our own Vice-President Sara P. (Cell Bio), was part two of series of events to provide undergraduates or post-baccalaureates in STEM the opportunity to learn about graduate school and practice their interview skills. We extend a huge thank you to the graduate students, post-docs, and faculty that volunteered their time and experience to make this a successful event!

Upcoming Event News

Due to last weeks “snowpocalypse,” we postponed our annual Tango Workshop with Durham Tango until a tentative date of March. Once we confirm dates, times, and locations, we’ll provide further updates.

Keep your eyes peeled for our monthly meeting dates and times. Everyone is welcome to these meetings, where we discuss upcoming events, talk about what we want to do as a group, update our constitution, and much more!

Elections for the 2018 Executive Board. Per our constitution, we will be holding elections for our 2018 e-board mid-semester. Interested in programming, outreach, or finance? Check out our positions and email current or past board members to figure out what the job entails.

Hope to see and meet people soon!

Ray – Duke SACNAS Prez

Questions? Contact us at: dukesacnas@gmail.com

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Duke SACNAS Site Up and Running

The Duke SACNAS site is up and running. We will post news and events involving Duke SACNAS on this site. If you would like to join us for meetings or events, see the events tab for more info.

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