UH West Oʻahu students Christine Joy Baltazar, Rebecca Oshiro, and Shane Yaw attended the annual Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference on Oct. 13-15, 2016, in Long Beach, Calif.
The conference was three days of cutting-edge science, training, mentoring, and cultural activities for students and scientists at all levels. The SACNAS mission is to foster the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. It has been the leading multicultural and multidisciplinary STEM diversity organization in the country for more than 40 years.
Baltazar, Yaw, and former student Ashley Mariah Lacefield Rodriguez presented scientific posters on research with UH West Oʻahu Assistant Professor of Biology, Olivia George.
All of the students participated in summer research through the Kikaha Undergraduate Research grant. The Kikaha grant is an award through the National Science Foundation (NSF) – Tribal Colleges and Universities Program.