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ERIC Number: EJ869711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Increasing Latino/a Representation in Math and Science: An Insider's Look
Aguirre, Jarrad
Harvard Educational Review, v79 n4 p697-703 Win 2009
Recent Yale alumnus Jarrad Aguirre relates his experience creating MAS Familias, a campus organization that supports Latino/a undergraduates studying math and science. Alarmed by Latino/a students' academic struggles and the lack of Latino/a role models in the fields of math and science--and increasingly aware of the social benefits of a diverse scientific work force--Aguirre built MAS Familias to promote dialogue, offer support, and improve persistence for Latino/a undergraduates in math and science departments. Aguirre calls on undergraduates to work together across institutions, to work with youth to build strong networks of budding Latino/a scientists, and to share their stories, as he has done, in an effort to promote change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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