Its fall yall! RSVP for our fun fall events!
Its fall yall! RSVP for our fun fall events!
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At L@s GANAS we love fall weather and fall activities. Join us this month as we take some time to relax and participate in fun fall social activities. We hope to see you there! 
Find out more below! 
-L@s GANAS Staff
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Join us Thursday, October 7th at 3pm for a guided tour of Dia de Muertos: A Time to Grieve and Remember at the National Museum of Mexican Art.
We will be meeting outside of NMMA at 3 pm. Space is limited so RSVP today!
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Citlali Trujillo

Research Fellow
Research Topic: Chicago River with the Freshwater Lab (The Backward River)
How did you get involved in research?

I got involved in research during my sophomore year. I realized that I wanted to do something to make my time at UIC meaningful. I started looking for a mentor and a lab where I can make my ideas come to life. After many, many unsuccessful attempts at different labs, I came across L@s GANAS. Through this program, I applied for the L@s GANAS Research Fellowship and mentorship program where I was able to make new connections and get the support I needed. I also met my current research mentor, Rachel Havrelock, and I began my research around the Chicago River with the Freshwater Lab that led to the making of The Backward River. 

What advice do you have for new L@s GANAS Students?
The first piece of advice that I have for new L@s GANAS students would be to never give up! I’ve been in multiple labs and at one point felt like the STEM path wasn’t for me and even felt imposter syndrome. However, nothing was wrong with me; I just wasn’t getting the support I needed. L@s GANAS provides you with all the support you need. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. This is what the team is here for!

The second piece of advice I have is to not be afraid to make new connections and put yourself out there. Be confident in yourself. You deserve it! 
Learn more about Citlali
Check out her amazing work below!

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SACNAS Mission:

 To enhance, improve, and expand opportunities for minorities in STEM (scientific workforce and academia); mentor college students within science, mathematics, and engineering to better support and obtain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership!

Interested in a career in aerospace?
The Brooke Owens Fellowship provides paid internships (in engineering, policy, business, journalism, communications, and more) and executive mentorship to undergraduate women and non-binary students in the aerospace industry. The application is currently live until October 8th.  
Why apply? Fellows have interned at over 30 host companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin and Boeing. Each cohort also convenes for a 3-day summit in July to build connections with their class and network with top aerospace professionals. In addition to a paid internship and summit experience, fellows are matched with executive mentors think CEOs and astronauts  
Please reach out with any questions!   Facebook Instagram Twitter
Get help with your application!
The Office of External Fellowships is here to help you with your application materials. 

U & I Emergency Fund 

The U and I Care 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.
Learn about Illinois' new health coverage program for undocumented and low-income seniors here
Meeting Info:
Meeting ID: 858 4932 9406
Passcode: swdq2WCB

Need some help? Schedule a meeting with a L@s GANAS Staff Member!

Liz Ramirez (McG)     Paola Chavez (Transition Coach)     Sophia Silva (Transition Coach)
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