Faculty, staff and student representatives of UC San Diego met with hundreds of prospective graduate students at the annual Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference, held Oct. 13-15 in downtown Long Beach. The largest STEM diversity event in the country, the conference offers three days of cutting-edge science, training, mentoring and cultural activities for students and scientists at all levels.
Outreach events, like the SACNAS conference, are critical to the university’s commitment to increasing the diversity of its graduate student population. For the third year in a row, UC San Diego provided a Silver Elite Sponsorship of the event. The sponsorship allowed for increased visibility at this competitive recruiting opportunity; more than 1,500 professionals from the nation’s top institutions participate each year to recruit students for graduate school, internships, fellowships and career positions.
UC San Diego’s presence was coordinated by the Graduate Division, with support from campus areas including Jacobs School of Engineering, the Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Health Sciences.