The American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans (SACNAS) signed a three-year Chemistry Enterprise Partnership (CEP) in April 2019. The alliance agreement contains the primary objective of promoting and achieving diversity in STEM. The CEP aligns both societies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on the following goals:
- Goal 4 - Quality Education
- Goal 5 - Gender Equality
- Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Elements of the ACS/SACNAS Partnership Include:
- Career and workforce development training
- Collaboration through symposia and workshops
- Providing travel grants for students to attend both societies' conferences and activities
About the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans
SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
Over the course of its 40+ year history, SACNAS has changed lives. It has opened the doors of opportunity and access to thousands of students and professionals by helping build their confidence, introducing them to a network of mentors, and creating space for them to learn about graduate schools and careers. It is now turning this individual impact into large scale impact, creating a critical mass of STEM leaders from underrepresented communities.