Department NewsOctober 13, 2018
Antonio Tinoco Valencia Awarded Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation in Organic Chemistry at 2018 SACNAS
Antonio Tinoco Valencia (Fasan Group) was awarded “Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation in Organic Chemistry” at the 2018 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Diversity in STEM Conference. This year the three day (10/11-10/13) conference was held in San Antonio, TX where SACNAS awarded 105 graduate and undergraduate underrepresented minority students for their research and presentation skills. The Presentation Awards recognize the next generation of scientists and STEM leaders for exemplary science, while giving visibility to their investigations and home institutions. The awards also encourage students to continue growing a career in science.
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. Today, the organization serves nearly 6,000 members and has 115 student and professional chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. SACNAS influences a larger STEM community of over 25,000 through outreach, advocacy, and production of The National Diversity in STEM Conference.