Congratulations to Ivette Gonzalez for winning an award for her presentation at SACNAS.

At the conference, the judges recognized Ivette Gonzalez’s work, titled “Impaired Motor Coordination in Rats Exposed to Combined Alcohol and Cannabinoids during Early Development”,  as a standout among the student presentations, and selected Ivette Gonzalez to receive one of the 2017 SACNAS Student Presentation Awards.

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. This year, the National Conference gathered about 4000 students and professionals. Taking place over three days, the conference showcased both undergraduate and graduate student presentations, offered scientific symposia, keynote addresses, professional development sessions, and a grand exhibit hall in which students interacted with over 300 exhibitors representing colleges and universities across the nation.

In addition to these activities, the conference was also an opportunity for students to present their research in a professional setting. This year, over 1000 posters and oral presentations were delivered at the conference. Each year we receive comments from attendees highly impressed by the caliber of student research. Our undergraduate and graduate students consistently present research that surpasses expectations in their respective categories.