If you’re a Hispanic STEM student, you’re in good company. 80% of SHPE’s members are students, and they’re attending hundreds of different high schools, colleges, and technical programs all over the country. With this kind of reach, there is bound to be one near you. If not, let’s start one today!
N.M. students take part in weekend STEM activities
Elementary school students in the Saturday Science and Math Academy program recently toured the Albuquerque, N.M., City Hall and took part in STEM activities as part of the city's initiative to keep students engaged on weekends. Parent Maria Bradford said she enrolled her child in the program "because of the importance of introducing STEM, particularly to African American and Hispanic kids, as early as possible."
Mekhi Bradford, 9, a fourth-grader at Tomasita Elementary School, and Tomasita second-grader, Leilani Baty, 8, use toothpicks and jelly beans to build a structure based on a photo they were given. They were participating in a STEM exercise Friday at City Hall. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)