Welcome to L@S GANAS!

L@s GANAS logo - 3/4 circle with images of gears, neurons, DNA, and sugar molecule with letters LAS GANAS

The word “ganas” in Spanish means “motivation sufficient to act.” Here at L@S GANAS, we strive to support Latinx students in STEM with a great amount of “ganas”, desire, will and effort no matter where the student comes from or where they are going. Because we want the experience of students at UIC to be empowering and rewarding from day one, we offer specific services at different moments of students’ college career. Check out how you can be part of L@S GANAS:

L@S GANAS Welcome Back Event

Students and family members are invited to the L@S GANAS Welcome Back Event. Join us for an afternoon of programming and workshops that will conclude in our first annual L@S GANAS induction ceremony and dinner. Remember, this is a family and friends event so make sure to bring your family and friends along with you!

Los estudiantes y miembros de familia están invitados al Evento de Bienvenida de L@S GANAS. Únase a nosotros para una tarde de programación y talleres que concluirán en nuestra primera ceremonia y cena anual de inducción de L@S GANAS. Recuerde que este es un evento para familiares y amigos, así que asegúrese de traer a su familia y amigos con usted.


Connecting STEM & Cultural Heritage Dialogue Guide Now Available

Use this guide to create your own dialogue program and train staff to facilitate and so much more.