SACNAS UTEP Chapter Meeting

UTEP SACNAS Chapter will be holding a meeting this March 3rd, and everyone at Computer Science is invited!

For more information about SACNAS read the following information (from

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science. We are a national nonprofit organization of individuals and organizations interested in quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research, teaching, leadership, and policy.

SACNAS fosters the success of Hispanic/Chicano 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.


  1. Inclusive of ethnicities, cultures, and scientific disciplines
  2. Focused on having a real impact through our purpose and mission
  3. Committed to standards of excellence in science and education
  4. Fully mindful of the importance of students’ K-12 experience
  5. Devoted to full engagement of our members in our work


Science Extravaganza 2011

Call for Volunteers!

The ACM wants your help! Are you interested in volunteering for this activity?

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Workshop Description

Science Extravaganza is one of the biggest and greatest outreach programs hosted by engineering organizations. The program targets high school students, which will get a one day unique experience at UTEP. We are in the stages of planning this event again for this coming spring semester and it will be held March 12th (Saturday). The ACM has been invited to participate and host a workshop for this event.  This year our target will be geared toward high school freshmen.The workshop is a hands on activity related to scientific visualization, that will introduce them to one of the research areas in the engineering field.

Innova Gameworks and Animations former officers, now ACM officers had a blast helping with this activity last year!

Science Extravaganza

Since the 1980s, the College of Engineering has invited pre-college students, teachers and parents to celebrate National Engineers Week as part of the Engineering and Science Expo. Our efforts to meet the growing demand of engineering awareness have led us to collaborate with other events on campus.  We look forward to sharing these exciting tours with high school juniors interested in answers to their engineering questions. Tours will engage students and teachers with engineering faculty and  students who will share their research experiences and their laboratories.

The UTEP student chapter of MAES/SHPE also supports the national E-Week celebration with their fun-filled Science Extravaganza.  This event is part of the organizations outreach to middle school students.  Students will spend the whole day learning about science and engineering through projects ranging from water bottle rockets to the infamous Chemistry Circus.  Students will also be exposed to the facilities of the UTEP campus, and more importantly, college students like themselves  who attended the same exact school and live in their same neighborhoods.

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