The SACNAS Biography ProjectNov 15th, 2004 | By hristau | Category: 16-2: Tribal College Research, Media Reviews
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (2002) Santa Cruz, CA
Review by Holly Ristau
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) has gathered a group of biographies and on-line resources that can be accessed by junior high and high school students on the internet at www.sacnas.org. This collection is also available on a Mac- and PC-friendly compact disk. Both resources can be searched by name, specialty, ethnicity, or sex.
The biographies are entertaining as well as informative and offered at two different grade levels. The links to additional resources are invaluable; many are directed at women in the fields of math and science. There are biographies of 42 people of Chicano descent and 13 people of Native American descent.
I would recommend the web page link for all libraries serving Chicano or American Indian populations. The CD is a good reference for libraries that may have limited access to the internet.
Holly Ristau is the librarian at White Earth Tribal and Community College and Mahnomen Public Schools in Mahnomen, MN.