Alberto Gonzales to Speak at Texas Tech’s Regional SACNAS Meeting

This is the first year for Texas Tech to host a regional SACNAS meeting.

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will speak during a noon luncheon during the Regional SACNAS Meeting (Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science). The luncheon will begin at 11:45 Saturday (Feb. 27) in the Matador Room of the Student Union Building on the Texas Tech campus. More than 75 students and faculty members from regional colleges and universities will present research and attend workshops at the event, which will run from 6-8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 26) at the Science Spectrum and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 27) at the Student Union Building. This is the first year for Texas Tech to host a regional SACNAS meeting. Attendees will present their research in a poster presentation format. Workshops geared toward professional development and graduate school preparation also are available. SACNAS is a national society of scientists with a 36-year history of dedication to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists – from college students to professionals – in attaining advanced degrees, careers and positions of leadership. The society is comprised of more than 20,000 members, partners and affiliates from various disciplines, institutions and ethnic backgrounds. The organization and its members are committed to encouraging minority students and scientists to advance to their utmost capability. For more information about SACNAS visit: www.ciser.ttu.edu/sacnas/conference.aspx CONTACT: Jaclyn Cañas, assistant professor, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, (806) 885-4567, or jaclyn.canas@tiehh.ttu.edu.