Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

UPenn SACNAS Chapter

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  • Members of the Penn SACNAS chapter pose for a photo with the President of the national SACNAS organization.

    Members with SACNAS President-Elect Dr. Sonia Zárate!

  • Penn SACNAS chapter members with 2018 summer intern scholars and the invited speaker of the summer seminar.

    Sponsoring the 2018 SUIP summer internship seminar

  • Penn SACNAS members teaching children about science on the left, and the volunteering team posing on the right.

    Volunteering at the 2018 Philly Science Festival!

UPenn SACNAS Chapter

Join us at our next events!

Meeting with former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 11:30am. More details to follow! Sign up here.

Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12:00pm


What is SACNAS?

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SACNAS stands for Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of underrepresented trainees in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

SACNAS is a home for people who want to advance their careers in the STEM fields without losing their connection to their communities and culture.

SACNAS is committed to developing leaders: scientists at the cutting edge of their fields, as well as community leaders who pave the way for the next generations. 

SACNAS is a network weaver, generating spaces for current scientific leaders and emerging scientists to come together, sharing common concerns, achievements, and opportunities.



As the SACNAS Chapter at UPenn, our mission is to provide support, as well as academic and professional development opportunities for graduate students in science.