SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A three-day conference centered around science, mentorship, professional development and networking kicked off Thursday in Salt Lake City.
It’s called the SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference. Leaders of the conference say this is one of the largest and most diverse gatherings of underrepresented minority STEM scientists in the country.
“We need diverse voices doing the science, asking questions from our diverse perspectives and bringing our whole selves into the laboratory and outside of the laboratory because we are members of society,” said Corey Welch, who serves on the SACNAS Board of Directors.
Leaders say this event will bring in nearly 4,000 students and professionals from across the country and inject more than $3.7 million into the local economy.