Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The sound of inclusion: Why teachers’ words matter

*Why you should read this: Because it speaks directly to the need for more teachers of color in culturally diverse classrooms. Because “No student (or teacher) leaves their language patterns at the door when they enter a classroom.” Because studies find that teachers favor students who sound like them. VL By Christine Mallinson and Anne Charity Hudley, The Conversation

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

First female Hispanic flight director will be Grand Marshal for Sun Bowl Parade

*This is a big deal – not so much the parade, but the flight director thing is huge. These are her creds: “Kerrick, the flight operations directorate division chief for the flight integration division at Johnson Space...

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

This Mexican College Robotics Team Just Owned a NASA Competition

*Check out this #MexicanThing. The Mexican team saw it as a statement victory. Team member Juan Carlos Mariscal said “We have the same abilities as any other student in the world.” VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (2.5 minute...

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

The race gap in science knowledge

*With so much emphasis on STEM and STEM education, this might look as of it’s belaboring the obvious. This study serves as a good baseline of Latino workforce, understanding of science concepts and Latino STEM occupations. There’s...

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

DIY Girls Is Bringing Technology To Thousands Of Latinas

*There you go!  This is how it’s done. VL By Rahel Gebreyes, Huffington Post Luz Rivas graduated from MIT as one of the very few women of Hispanic descent, but now she’s taking the reins to provide other...

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

US Navy Vet Inspiring Next Generation of Latino Engineers

*We need more folks like Barry Cordero. How do you reach young Latinos and provide an example for others to do the same? Here’s how. VL By Angel Canales, ABC News Former U.S. Navy Nuke Barry Cordero...

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Report: Economy Misses Out With Low Latino, Black STEM Employment

By Ronald Roach, Diverse Issues in Higher Education The U.S. workforce could employ as many as 140,000 additional African-American and Latino college graduates in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields annually if the gap in college completion...

Monday, January 13th, 2014

No Latinos, Girls or Blacks Take AP Computer Science Exam in Some States

By Liana Heitin, Education Week A new analysis of test-taking data finds that in Mississippi and Montana, no female, African American, or Hispanic students took the Advanced Placement exam in computer science. In fact, no African-American students took the exam in...

Friday, November 8th, 2013

New Program Rewards Hispanic Gamers — And Their Ability To Improve Society

By Brian Llenas, Fox News Latino A Greek mythological adventure to teach math to 4th and 8th graders, a hero who fights his way through SAT vocabulary words, and an app game that teaches kids how to...

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

National Science Foundation awards grant to UTEP and Smithsonian Latino Center

By Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum The University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) and the Latino Center have received a $297,550 grant from the National Science Foundation for a three-year impact study to increase participation in STEM (Science, Technology,...

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....

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, June 19th, 2013

Let’s hear it for STEAM – not just STEM – education

By Monica Olivera, NBCLatino There has been a lot of talk over the last couple of years about the importance of STEM education. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics play a critical role in our country’s ability to compete...

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