Hispanic Heritage Month

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15, 2013 - October 15, 2013), here are some resources that serve to promote Latino(a) students in STEM:

 

Center for Urban Education (CUE) Toolkit for increasing Latina and Latino STEM Baccalaureates
This toolkit develops competencies that facilitate Latina and Latino student success in STEM, by helping both campus teams and individuals understand the issues facing these students.

http://cue.usc.edu/tools/stem_focus.html

 

Engaging Latino Audiences in Out-of-School Programs about Science 

This article describes research conducted to identify how to engage Latino groups in science programs, such as Extension-sponsored youth programs. The article also examines interest levels, barriers to participation, and preferences for program format among Latino parents based on focus groups with Latino parents in two communities.

http://www.joe.org/joe/2010june/rb4.php

 

Exemplary Practices for Engaging Hispanic/Latino(a) Youth in Computer Science
This document, published by the Computer Science Collaboration Project, builds on  research and evidence-based practice, and is designed to guide efforts to increase the number of Hispanic/Latino(a) youth in computer science. This is a working document enlisting the best research knowledge currently available.

http://www.cscproject.org/index.php?q=node/162

 

Latinas in Computing (LIC)

LIC was established to define key strategies to promote leadership and professional development among current and next generations of Latinas in technology. Resources include links to Hispanic-serving organizations, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities.

http://latinasincomputing.org

 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation Teacher Program

This is a two-day program for middle and high school science and math teachers, who teach in Hispanic-serving schools. This in-service training provides teachers with the resources and strategies needed to successfully connect Hispanic students to science and mathematics curriculum through the application of culturally competent and innovative techniques. Hands-on workshops and supplementary educational materials are presented.

http://www.shpefoundation.org/educators

 

SciGirls en Español

SciGirls en Español provides Spanish-language print and video resources, leader training, and grants to Latina-serving organizations to help encourage greater engagement in STEM.

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/search/?q=scigirls&selected_facets=language_exact%3ASpanish&display=scigirls

 

Solving the Equation, Latinas in STEM Careers

This article profiles three Latina STEM-professionals.

http://latinastyle.com/magazine/issue-19/66/columns-departaments/solving-the-equation-latinas-in-stem-careers-/1