LANL’s Gabriel Montaño named president-elect of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science. Courtesy/LANL
“To be ready for the change that is needed, we need to build an ever-stronger, more innovative and visionary team. For this reason, the Board and I are glad to welcome our new members and congratulate Dr. Gabe Montaño on assuming his new leadership role in SACNAS.”
The organization’s President-elect will serve for a period of four years, the first year as President-Elect, two years as President and the fourth year as Past-President. The general board members will serve for a term of three years. The student board member will serve for a term of two years.
Based in Santa Cruz, California, SACNAS is a nonprofit corporation with a 40 year history of fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano & Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, to attain advanced degrees, careers and positions of leadership in science.
SACNAS serves a community of 23,000 at over 1,000 institutions. There are nearly 100 SACNAS chapters at colleges and universities throughout the US and Puerto Rico, and a professional chapter at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
SACNAS and its affiliated groups have made major advances over four decades in opening the STEM fields to underrepresented minorities and in diversifying the nation’s scientific workforce.