Pre-Conference Events

Kick off your conference experience with a full day of bonus programming on Wednesday, October 21! All conference attendees and eligible members of the local community are invited and encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to prepare you before the conference even begins.
NOTE: Most will require advance sign-ups and have specific eligibility criteria. Read workshop descriptions for more information.


Together we… BEGIN AGAIN

SACNAS Community College Day

Wednesday, October 21, 12:45pm to 6pm

Community College Day is a free mini-conference day for interested students to explore degrees and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), as well as build a national network to support transferring to a 4-year institution, research opportunities, financial support, and more. Space is LIMITED!

Participants will discover the possibilities of an education and career in STEM through:

  • Motivational talks and panels — Hear directly from peers and role models who are pursuing degrees in STEM
  • A Resource Fair — Connect with STEM institutions from all over the country who will provide critical information about research internships, transferring to a 4-year institution, and financial resources and scholarships
  • Skill-building— Learn valuable skills through interactive workshops, with a focus on preparing to attend SACNAS’ National Diversity in STEM Conference*
    • Sample workshop topics include: Gaining confidence (public speaking/presenting, leadership); Transferring to a 4-year institution; Information on scholarships, grants, financial aid and resources for Careers and Internships; “Insights to Success” Panel; Importance of Mentors and Peer Mentors. 
  • A supportive network — Participants will be matched with a peer mentor for continued support throughout the SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference.

*Community College Day is a single-day event, with no registration fee required. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to register for and attend the 2020 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference to continue their learning through various sessions specifically designed for community college students.


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