Asian Student Group Receives National Recognition

in NEWS, Spotlight STEM (Outreach & Diversity), Students

BU SASE accepted their award for Overall Strongest Chapter in October

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) at Boston University was recently recognized as the “Overall Strongest Chapter” by the national organization for the second year in a row.

“It’s very exciting to be at the helm of the BU chapter while it’s growing as fast as it is,” says Rahul Daftari, (BME ’17) SASE BU Chapter President. “After our chapter hosted the fifth annual Northeast Regional Conference last year, we were really energized to keep our momentum going and used it as a stepping stone to continue making local, regional and national impacts the communities we belong to.”

SASE is a national non-profit organization that promotes and supports science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students with Asian heritage academically and professionally as they pursue a career in STEM. BU SASE has had a number of achievements that resulted in its nomination, including professional development workshops, a mentorship program and hosting the Northeast Regional Conference in 2015. With more than 400 registrants, the highest for any regional conference in SASE, the conference had corporate involvement with more than 20 corporate sponsors such as General Electric, Draper Laboratories, Accenture, and AthenaHealth.

“I’ve watched the BU SASE group grow from a small group of students passionate about STEM into one of the most robust and influential collegiate chapters we have,” says Deonne Francisco, SASE Northeast Regional Manager. “The Overall Strongest Chapter award was very well-deserved and I’m genuinely excited to see how their continued success will energize and embolden their future endeavors.”

The BU SASE chapter accepted their award at the 2015 SASE National Conference in Houston, Texas in October.