Congratulations to Our SACNAS Photo Contest Winners!

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1st Place: Yali Bai 
Prize: URC T-shirt, $50 Sophia’s Thai Kitchen gift card
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2nd Place:  Jose Samano Catalan
Prize: URC T-shirt, $15 Good Friends Hawaiian Poke gift card
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3rd Place: Dilasha Shenaz
Prize: URC T-shirt and a $5 Dutch Bros gift card
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Special Acknowledgements: Madeline Nieves-Cintrón, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
A photo of UC Davis SACNAS conference in Puerto Rico participants, mostly in blue t-shirts with a #thinkbigdiversity design on them, posing in front of a photo backdrop with SACNAS logos

The URC Hosts the SACNAS NDiSTEM Photo Contest

Contest winners will be posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Quick Summary

  • Picture Submission is now closed and voting is underway.

VOTE for your top 3 favorite photos!


Over 45 UC Davis students, faculty, and staff attended this year's 2022 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico (October 27-29, 2022).  NDiSTEM is the largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country with the goals to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM.  The Undergraduate Research Center (URC), in partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), sponsored several students to attend, present, and participate in this year's research and professional development conference of over 6,000 attendees.

After an incredible experience at the conference, the URC invites all SACNAS participants to enter up to three standout pictures into the URC-SACNAS Photo Contest!  In addition to the photo contest, there will be a special prize for the winner of the most identifiable posts (before, during and/or post [:rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:] conference) by hashtag to the recommended social media channels:  

Twitter: @ucd_urc, @UCDavisSACNAS, @GSPD_SACNAS_UCD, @ucd_diversity, @ucdavis 

Instagram: #ucd_urc, #2022NDiSTEM, #ThinkBigDiversity, #avanzaucd, #ucd.grad.sacnas


1.  Post by Friday, November 4, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. to be considered for the social media post challenge.

2.  Complete the post-conference survey.

3.  Once photos have been uploaded, we will send a voting announcement for you to pick your top pics by Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.

4. Winners will be announced on URC Website on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Check out the many wonderful SACNAS conference photos already uploaded to Box (not part of the contest).  You can share yours too.


Posting prize winner:  a printing voucher for ONE free poster ($120 value), URC T-shirt, and a $5 Dutch Bros gift card

Photo contest winners:

1st place prize: URC T-shirt, $50 Sophia’s Thai Kitchen gift card

2nd place prize: URC T-shirt, a $15 Good Friends Hawaiian Poke gift card

3rd place prize: URC T-shirt and a $5 Dutch Bros gift card


Questions?  Contact SACNAS Chapter Staff Advisor Lolita Adkins (


Become a member of the SACNAS Chapter at UC Davis. 

Click the link below to join.

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