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ERIC Number: EJ764771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov-16
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Operation STEM
Horwedel, Dina
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v23 n20 p36-39 Nov 2006
For the first time in the 30-year history of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, the organization is focusing on the nurturing of scientific talent in preschoolers and very young children. SACNAS, whose mission is to encourage Chicano/Latino and American Indian students to pursue graduate education and advanced degrees in the sciences, has long focused on K-12 teacher education to prepare students for science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies on the college level. Until now, because the country's growing Hispanic population has not translated into increasing numbers of Hispanic students entering or graduating with degrees in STEM disciplines. Organizations such as SACNAS and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities want to change that, recognizing that STEM fields hold the key to America's future competitiveness. This article stresses the need for more and better college-prep programs for math and science education, to secure teachers in the math, science and engineering fields, and to provide more opportunities for students to do research on the undergraduate level. It also discusses the ingredients for success and shares the experiences of two students, Kiki Robles and Luis Gonzalez, in the pursuit of their engineering degrees.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 13 (California 1978)