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"The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Meets"

By David O. TeBeest
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Arkansas

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) will hold its national conference in Anaheim, California from September 26-29, 2002. The keynote address at the meeting will be made by Dr. Tomas R. Cech, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

A variety of opportunities for science teachers from K-12 through College are being offered. These activities include Graduate School Application and Advising Workshop, Conversations with Scientists, Professional Development Activities and Mentoring. Sessions designed for K-12 Educators and Teachers in Training include a SACNAS K12 Teacher Workshop which will focus on a variety of inquiry based styles. Topical sessions will engage participants in science, mathematics and engineering curricula, share techniques for meeting the needs of underrepresented minority students and a forum for teachers to work together throughout the conference.

Teachers or APS members interested in obtaining more information about the program being offered or in attending the Conference should contact SACNAS through its website at


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