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Friday, September 13th, 2013

Stem Sisters

By Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA Latinos are underrepresented in STEM—the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. But four recent STEM grads from DePaul University joined Maria Hinojosa for this first of many conversations about Latinas in STEM. This article was first published in Latino USA. For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and

Monday, July 15th, 2013

The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Like any mother raising two young children, much of my attention is focused on their education with an eye toward their futures and the opportunities they will have as adults in the workforce....

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

¡Bien Hecho! Latino Engineer Heads NASA Program

By EFE/Fox News Latino Los Angeles –  Since 2012, a Mexican-American engineer has been in charge of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, program, which operates from the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, California....

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Why the National STEM Education Fund Is So Important

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Occupations in STEM fields are the second-fastest growing in the nation, just behind health care, according to a Georgetown University study. And while the nation is expected to have more than 8.6 million STEM-related...

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

How To Get More Latinos Into Advanced Science & Tech Classes

By Emily Deruy, ABCNews/Univision Only a small percentage of the Hispanic students who qualify for AP classes actually take them. Of the 20 percent of public school graduates in the class of 2012 who scored a three...

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Giant Sun-eating Space Dragon Chased Away By Pot-banging Hippies

By Obé Juan Xinobé, Pocho Ñews Y Satire (PNS reporting from MALIBU) Pot-banging hippies gathered on Southern California beaches yesterday and chased away the space dragon that was swallowing our Sun. “We totally knew this humongous dragon was comin’ brah, so we...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

These Earthquakes are Fracking Scary

By Adam Schwitters, Burnt Orange Report  According to seismologist Bill Ellsworth, lead author of a recent USGS study, there has been a “remarkable increase” in earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater in the midwest and southern plains in the...

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Pocho Ocho Tips For Latino Astronauts (Like José Hernández)

So you want to follow José Hernández into outer espace as a Latino astronaut? Here’s our handy list of tips for a safe and successful mission: 8. Do not order the all-bean burrito for lunch. 7. When you fly...

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Law Firm Sues Over José Hernández’s “Astronaut” Title

By Paul Adams Having conquered the agricultural fields of California and the infinite black abyss of space, José Hernández is now taking his talents to the grinding media battlefield of politics. And after announcing his decision to...

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Bien Hecho: Teenage Scientist Named To Forbes List

While most 17-year-old high school kids are worried about passing their science courses, young prodigy Javier Fernández-Han could be teaching the classes. Recently named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Fernández-Han latest achievement is discovering a way to make algae...

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Bien Hecho: SACNAS, Helping Latinos Achieve In Science

In 1975 less than 1% of doctoral degrees in science were awarded to Latinos and Native Americans combined in the U.S.  Today that number has crept up to around 7%, and the organization SACNAS, Society for Advancement...

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Army Pursues Latinos To Push Them Into Sciences

An interesting story comes from the Army this week, which is apparently trying to push Latinos in its ranks into the sciences, or STEM, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They are also using STEM as the proverbial...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Bien Hecho: Latino Math Prof Wins Natl Medal Of Science

Next month, Mexican-American mathematics professor Richard Tapia will receive the country’s most prestigious awards for scientists, National Medal of Science.  He’ll accept the award from President Obama himself, an honor that is bestowed upon roughly six people...

Monday, August 29th, 2011

A NASA Engineer Killed In California Without A Trace

Gabriel Zavala Diaz was test engineer for NASA. His lifeless body was found on February 26, 2005. His family feels time pass, but their cry for justice becomes ever stronger and loud. There are no clues or...

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