SACNAS National Conference: Opportunities for your Students to Engage in Science

2013 SACNAS National Conference


February 11, 2013
Dear Lina,

We know you work hard to provide your students with the mentoring and guidance they need to succeed. Attending the 2013 SACNAS National Conference in San Antonio, Texas from October 3 – 6, 2013 is another way for you to expose your students to incredible resources and the validating and inspiring environment of SACNAS where they have the unique opportunity to engage with science, culture, and community.

The SACNAS National Conference also provides an important place for you to recharge as a professional, as you connect with peers, build your own networks, and recruit new students.

To ensure your students don’t miss the opportunity to connect with SACNAS and be part of this exciting event, please encourage them to apply for a travel scholarship and/or submit an abstract!



Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to present their research to a national audience of peers and professionals while practicing their presentation skills in a supportive and nurturing environment.

For more information visit: Student & Postdoctoral Research Presentations or contact Asis Lopez, SACNAS Programs Manager.



With 300+ institutions, over 40 cutting edge scientific symposia and over 40 professional development and 40 leadership development sessions, and over 1,000 research presentations, the opportunities are endless at SACNAS. Encourage your students to apply for a travel scholarship to cover the travel and lodging expenses to attend the SACNAS National Conference.

For more information on application requirements and instructions visit: SACNAS Travel Scholarships or contact Brianda Alvarez, SACNAS Programs Manager.



SACNAS offers two application periods; All eligible students are encouraged to apply during the spring period. The spring on-line abstract submission and travel scholarship application systems will open on March 4, 2013. All undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers interested in presenting at the conference and/or being considered for travel and lodging funding need to apply by Wednesday April 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM PST.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants will be notified about their status 5-6 weeks after the deadline. Registration instructions will be provided in travel scholarship and abstract notification e-mails. Failure to register by the deadline stated in the notification e-mail will result in a withdrawn abstract and/or travel award.

For Applicants to be eligible for Abstract & Travel Scholarship submissions, they must meet the following requirements:

1. Be an undergraduate, post baccalaureate, graduate student or postdoctoral researcher at the time of submission

2. Have a SACNAS Profile: Create or update SACNAS Profile

3. Have a Membership: Have a current SACNAS membership (valid at the time of submission)

NOTE: Travel scholarship applications and abstract submissions are independent of each other. Acceptance of an abstract does not mean acceptance of a travel scholarship, or vice versa.



The summer deadline is only for undergraduate summer program participants. Please visit theUndergraduate Summer Research Abstract Submission Guidelines to review the summer enrollment program process.

• Undergraduate summer research program enrollment period: April 22 – May 16

• Summer travel scholarship application period: May 20 – June 14

• Summer Abstract submission period: May 20 – July 3



For further information please encourage students to visit the Student and Postdoctoral Research Presentations and Travel Scholarship webpages where students may access important information and instructions on both the abstract submission and travel scholarship application process.

You can also contact us if you have any questions.

We hope to see you in San Antonio, Texas!


Asis Lopez
Student Research Presentations Programs Manager
Brianda Alvarez
Travel Scholarships Programs Manager

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NASA – Orion Project (all majors welcome)

All students/faculty are invited to a presentation on the NASA Orion Project. Orion, a Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, is a planned beyond-low-earth-orbit manned spacecraft that is being built by Lockheed Martin for NASA for crewed missions to the Moon, asteroids and Mars. It is planned to be launched by the Space Launch System.
NASA will plan on having two UW alum (Howard Hu, Deputy of the Orion Vehicle Integration Office and Nujoud Merancy, Orion Systems Engineer) on hand to give a presentation and answer questions with students and professors from across the university. They will talk about what’s in store for NASA’s Orion Program going forward. NASA has an exciting test flight in 2014 that they will be able to talk about as well as how their education at Univ of Wash helped get them to where they are today.

Students and faculty from all disciplines are invited to attend the event.

What: NASA Orion Project Presentation

When: February 26th, 2:30pm

Where: Guggenheim, Room 220

Daniel Feetham
Academic Adviser
College of Engineering – Student Academic Services
301 Loew Hall, Box 352180
Seattle, WA 98195-2180
206.543.1770 (appointments)<

AEG Student Night 4-18-13

The WA Section of AEG is inviting students and faculty interested in environmental science and geology to participate in this event. This is an informal evening that will allow attendees to network with earth science students and faculty from other universities and colleges, as well as interact with career professionals working in these fields. It is also a great springboard to get you ready for the AEG Annual Meeting here in Seattle, September 8-15, 2013.

The program for the evening will be student presentations. We are soliciting students (undergraduate and graduate) to present a poster or give a short talk summarizing their research or class work. Awards and a free dinner will be provided to all presenters. Everyone is encouraged to come and support the student presenters. Please see attached announcement for more details.

We hope to see you there.


Elson "Chip" Barnett, LG, LEG
AEG WA State Section Chair | GeoEngineers, Inc.

Telephone: 425.861.6019
Fax: 425.861.6050
Mobile: 425.765.2183
Email: cbarnett

8410 154th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Student Night April 2013 Flyer.pdf