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In 1973, a group of minority scientists founded the non-profit Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The mission of the group is to help Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists "attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science." As part of that mission, the SACNAS Biography Project offers a searchable database of accomplished Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists, engineers, and mathematicians with short biographies written for middle school and high school students. The profiles are written in the first person, in a conversational tone and recount growing up, getting into college, and overcoming barriers to success. Visitors will see an M or H (or both) next to the name of each article, indicating what grade level the profile is written for (middle or high school). Educators will find that the high school lessons can be used in introductory college courses as well.
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