Stories about... Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Cena Y Ciencias: Supper and Science…and Role Models, Courtesy of SACNAS
May 18, 2015
The program, called Cena y Ciencias (it’s Spanish for Supper and Science), meets on Monday nights once a month. For supper, there's pizza. The science is presented by Illinois graduate students who are all SACNAS members. For the April session, the science was a hands-on activity about acid-base reactions. Wearing the conventional garb of scientists—white lab coats—the grad students shared their passion for science with excited Leal and Prairie School students who clustered around them, eagerly learning about acids and bases while glibly chattering in Spanish.