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Happy Tuesday!
We have a jam-packed newsletter with lots of great opportunities and upcoming events. We hope you are able to apply or attend. As always, we are here to support you. Stop by to visit Sophia and Liz in the office!
-The L@s GANAS Team
Science Chat Dates Every other Wednesday starting January 13 and every other Thursday starting January 20

Interested in meeting and learning from other students in STEM?

Students have requested a time and place to gather to chat about their experience and share potential opportunities in the UIC Latinx STEM Community.
Join us for this upcoming session and learn about the benefits of networking and get tips on how to network effectively. 
Please RSVP for this week's networking session here

Apply to be a Las ganas mentor
Mentor Testimonials
Mentor Testimonals
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UIC Heritage Garden
Urban Public Policy Fellowship
Disaster Preparedness and Global Health
Advances in Skin Color Measurement
Vamos a fermilab
Click HERE to request more information on Vamos a Fermilab
Undergraduate Research Forum
The 2022 UIC Undergraduate Research Forum will take place on 4/6/22.
If you are an undergraduate student who is involved in research or creative inquiry projects on campus under the direction of a UIC faculty member, please consider attending the Undergraduate Research Forum to present your work.
Undergraduate students can register to present at URF through Tuesday, March 22.
Further details on the event can be found on the Undergraduate Research Forum website
UNC SOLAR – An 8-week summer research experience for UR undergrads (rising juniors & seniors) designed to prepare them for graduate research and careers in science.
Application deadline – 2/25/22
Email questions to
UNC PREP Research intensive program for recent Bachelor’s recipients to gain and strengthen skills needed for entry and success in top PhD programs.
Application deadline – 2/28/22
Email questions to
Time mnagament for the busy student

Celebrating our Afro-indigenous Relatives
Make it Happen Engineering Event
Grad School Workrshop
HSI VIrtual Career FAir
Office Hours with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs   Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs, Nikos Varelas, will be holding office hours once a month on the following dates and times:  
February 24th  from 1pm-3pm
March 29th from 1pm-3pm  
Students are welcome to meet with Vice Provost Varelas to share ideas, concerns, and successes.   Appointments are required and can be made through iAdvise. 
Emergency Funding for UIC Students

U & I Emergency Fund 

This fund provides temporary, short-term financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship. This emergency funding program is designed to offer financial assistance to students in the form of one-time awards (typically not exceeding $1000). Please be prepared to show documentation supporting claims. 
Examples of expenses typically covered: overdue rent, eviction, medical emergencies, safety needs. For more information click here
The application can be found here
Talk to your transition coach, advisor, or program coordinator for additional aid opportunities.
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