Field Trips

Oregon has much to offer to the scientific community and these field trips invite you to take your conference experience out of the convention center and into the local community of Portland and beyond. Learn more about these events and sign up before space runs out!

Día de la Física (Organized by NSHP)

Saturday, October 28, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Portland State University 

The 2023 Día de la Física, will be held at Portland State University, Saturday October 28th. Día de la Física/Day of Physics is hosted by the National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP) on the last day of SACNAS' 2023 National Diversity in STEM Conference. This event is all-inclusive and is open to all physicists and physics enthusiasts. The conference will include research presentations and career workshops and concludes with the yearly meeting of members of NSHP. Make sure to register and pass the information to people you think are interested. Space is limited, sign-up before it fills up! 

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CLOSED: See Yourself at Oregon State University

Saturday, October 28, 2023
10:45 AM - 6:00 PM - Corvallis, Oregon

Consistently ranked among the nation’s safest and most innovative and environmentally responsible cities, Corvallis Oregon is most notably home to the scenic and historic main campus of Oregon State University, and we  couldn’t be more excited to welcome prospective students to campus for a visit!  This tour is intended for students exploring graduate opportunities at the master’s and doctoral level and will have 25 spots each for students interested in earth, environmental, and life sciences (these spots are filled), with the other 25 allocated for students interested in physical sciences and engineering fields.

OSU is Oregon’s leading public research university and conducts more research than all of the other public research universities in the state combined. Experience world-class research facilities firsthand on a tour of OSU’s campus and envision yourself as a graduate student here. 

With students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body that’s known for sustaining a friendly, close-knit community. The university’s Corvallis campus is home to seven cultural resource centers, two of which we’ll visit on the tour, the Centro Cultural César Chávez and the Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws. We’ll provide additional information about other programs designed to support the success of minoritized students, including the Dr. Larry Griggs Center for Black and Indigenous Student Success and the OSU SACNAS Chapter.  
Reserve a seat. We can’t wait to see you here. Space is limited, sign-up before it fills up! 

To sign-up for this event: This event is full with a closed waitlist. The organizer is no longer accepting sign-ups. 

CLOSED: Stronger Together Field Trip (Organized by NOAA)

Saturday, October 28, 2023

This field trip is organized for and closed to Stronger Together Program participants and invited guests. Guided by local field trip hosts, participants will explore key biocultural sites along the Columbia River, including the Bonneville Dam, Bonneville Hatchery, tribal fishing platforms and a local fish market. Our local hosts will share the unique cultural and ecological history of Oregon’s aquatic ecosystems, and how aquatic science tools are applied to address key challenges in fostering healthy ecosystems and resilient human communities. This field trip is sponsored by NOAA and National Sea Grant, and is organized by the Stronger Together Planning Team. The Stronger Together Program utilizes evidence-based approaches to foster a sense of belonging for students in aquatic sciences.

To sign-up for this event: The organizer is not accepting sign-ups. 

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