Volunteer

Each year hundreds of volunteers support our student community by participating in various reviewing and mentoring opportunities. Individually our volunteers provide critical feedback and guidance to equip conference participants for success. Collectively, SACNAS volunteers give back by empowering and uplifting the future generation of STEM.

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Together we… GIVE BACK

Eligibility


During the Conference

Mentor Judge

For many students getting direct mentorship can make all the difference in validating and motivating them to persist in their STEM journey. By serving as a mentor judge, volunteers provide constructive feedback and motivation to student research presenters, including many first-time presenters and first-generation college students.

Eligibility:

    • Motivated to provide positive and constructive feedback to student presenters
    • Must be a STEM professional with a Master’s degree or PhD
    • Currently in a Master’s or PhD program? You will be assigned to undergraduate poster presentations
    • Previous experience in judging/mentoring similar events preferred but not required!
    • Must be a registered attendee for the 2020 SACNAS conference

REMINDER: Mentor judges are not eligible for discounted or waived registration.

Before The Conference

Note: Reviewing applications is a pre-conference opportunity in the Spring and Summer. Current students are not eligible.

Research Presentation Application Reviewer

As a research presentation application reviewer you will receive:

  • Approximately 15 abstracts in your discipline to review
  • Guidelines to score assigned abstracts

Volunteer time:

  • Each abstract takes approximately 20 minutes to review. Total time = Approximately 5 hours between May 1 to May 15.
Travel Scholarship Application Reviewer

As a travel scholarship application reviewer you will receive:

  • Approximately 20 scholarship applications to review
  • Guidelines to score assigned applications

Volunteer time:

  • Each application takes approximately 20 minutes to review. Total time = Approximately 6 hours between May 1 to May 15.

Questions?

Please look above for specific emails or call (831) 459-0170