About Us

We aim to increase Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

National Organization 

“The Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of  Hispanic/Chicanos and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.”


1. To increase the number of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans with advanced degrees in science and the motivation to be leaders.

2. To increase the number of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels.

3. To increase governmental commitment to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science resulting in increased resources, elimination of barriers, and greater equity.

Our Vision

​SACNAS was founded on a principle that actively seeks to bring much needed change within the scientific community. With this objective in mind, our chapter is committed to empower individuals from ALL backgrounds who are passionate about science and seeking to be ambassadors of change. Our primary goal is to provide the necessary resources to both our internal community at UC San Diego and external community in San Diego ( K-12 Schools & Community College). We welcome all those who stand in solidarity with our mission and look forward to expanding our family of fellow SACNISTAS.