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SACNAS talks about presenting research at a conference!

Come join us at our next chapter meeting 1/30/2019 7-8p.m. @ the Price Science library room B042. SACNAS will discuss conference opportunities for undergraduates to present their research, and how to write and submit abstracts along with other helpful tips and tricks about attending a STEM conference! Feel free to bring friends, we invite students of all backgrounds to join!

Join us for SACNAS Study Break Wed night at 7 pm in the Science Library Cafe!

Please join SACNAS at UO for a study break tomorrow night in the Price Science Commons Cafe (upstairs in the science library). We will have hot beverages (teas, various types of hot chocolate) and snacks to help ease your studying for finals. Come hang out and say hi!
Happy studying! 🙂

Come learn about UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE RESEARCH opportunities next Wednesday night!

Our next SACNAS Chapter event will be focused on opportunities for undergraduate research here at UO. Our guest speaker Karl Reasoner, Program Manager of The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), will be sharing on how to get involved with research in the sciences.

Here are the details:

Where: Price Science Library, B016

When: Wednesday, January 24th  

Time: 7 PM

Hope to see you next Wednesday!

Calling all undergraduate science majors who aspire to be great science teachers!

Oregon needs great K-12 science teachers !

On May 1, 2017, the NSF awarded $1.2M to the UO to build the ESPRIT research and scholarship program that engages UO science majors in careers as innovative science teachers. It starts with students (at any level) attending monthly Innovative Science Teaching Explorations, and then provides stipends ($3,040) to support students undertaking substantive science research experiences. Students who attend monthly Explorations and complete summer research projects are then eligible for scholarships ($32,000) as seniors and graduate students enrolled in the UOTeach program.


Want to learn more about these fantastic scholarship opportunities? Join the ESPRIT team for an Exploration of Teaching Science! Details are as follows below.

When: Tuesday, January 23rd, 4-6 PM

Where: Willamette 147

What: Find out how to apply for up to $35,000 in research support & tuition


Innovative middle and high school teachers inspire broad student participation in science and technology career pathways, thus helping grow Oregon’s technology economy. They model what real science and engineering practices look and feel like in their classrooms. They also help students connect science content, experimentation and broader concepts to issues that are important to them.

For example, students in Bethel School District middle school classrooms build scale model wind turbines, test them, and compete to see who can generate the most renewable electrical power.

We are holding monthly ESPRIT Innovative Science Teaching Explorations, where the ESPRIT pathway begins. If you are interested in undertaking cool science activities, meeting other students like yourself, and talking with dynamic Oregon science teachers, please come to an Exploration. Our next meeting will be January 23rd 4-6 PM in Willamette 147.  See attached slide for schedule.


Results from Dec 2017 Executive Board Elections are in!!!

We are proud to announce the results of our Dec 2017 Executive Board election. Madi Scott (sophomore, Chemistry) will serve as our President, and Oscar Galdamez (freshman, Physics) will be our new Vice President. (The Secretary/Treasurer position remains vacant at this time, and Sacnistas interested in the position should email Prof. Prell.) We welcome our new leaders and look forward to a productive and exciting remainder of the school year for SACNAS!

Finals Week Study Break!

We invite students of all backgrounds to join us for a study break with cookies and hot beverages in the Science Library (the “Price Science Commons”, upstairs next to the cafe) from 6:30-8:30 pm this Wednesday, December 6th. We hope to see you there!

UO SACNAS members attend 2017 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference

14 UO Sacnistas attended this year’s SACNAS National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. The conference included undergraduate poster presentations, graduate research talks, discussion panels, and an amazing program of keynote speakers (including Nobel Prize winner Mario Capecchi, U Utah; former White House Senior Policy Advisor Knatokie Ford; and UC Berkeley Professor of Integrative Biology Tyrone Hayes). Everyone learned a lot, made many new connections across the country, and fun was had by all.

UO researchers Gino Carrillo (McMorran Group, Physics) and Isabella Young (Prell Group, Chemistry) won poster awards–congratulations to both of them!!!

Check out some snapshots from the conference below (more to come as we collect them):

UO summer REU student Isabella Young (U Florida) won the Pchem poster award.







UO faculty and graduate students representing.





Undergraduates and faculty showing their UO pride.

Meet-and-Greet with Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

UO SACNAS invites STEM undergraduates to join us for an evening of homemade liquid nitrogen ice cream and to learn about SACNAS’ mission and plans for the year. This informational mixer will be held in Klamath Hall 107 on Tues., October 10th, from 7-8 pm.

Science Game Night

Do you like games? What about science games? Join SACNAS and NOBCChE for games Monday, Jan. 25 from 5:30pm -7:00pm in Willamette 240D. Food will be provided by the UO Physics Department.


Resume Building Workshop

Join us Monday, January 11 from 6-8pm in Klamath 107 for a resume building workshop with Dr. Stacey York!


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