As a fast-growing, major segment of the U.S. population, the next generation of Latinos and Latinas could be key to future American advances in science and technology. With the appropriate encouragement for Latinos/as to enter science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, they can become the creative innovators who will produce technological advances we all need and can enjoy—from faster tech devices to more energy efficient transportation to cures for diseases and medical conditions.
This book presents a compelling case that the nation’s Hispanic population must be better represented in STEM careers and that the future of America’s technological advances may well depend on the Latino/a population. It focuses on the importance of STEM education for Latinos/as and provides a comprehensive array of the most current information students and families need to make informed decisions about entering and succeeding in a STEM career. Students, families, and educators will fully understand why STEM is so important for Latinos/as, how to plan for a career in STEM, how to pay for and succeed in college, and how to choose a career in STEM. The book also includes compelling testimonials of Latino/a students who have completed a STEM major that offer proof that Latinos/as can overcome life challenges to succeed in STEM fields.
- Offers current, fact-based information about the importance of Latinos/as entering STEM fields of study
- Provides a comprehensive array of information on diverse STEM majors that Latino/a students and families can use to make informed decisions about entering a STEM field of study
- Presents current qualitative and quantitative research findings on what has been shown to influence Latino/a student success as well as personal testimonials of Latino/a students' success in STEM