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!
The newly enacted Building Blocks of STEM Act aims to encourage girls and underrepresented minorities to pursue STEM education and careers, says Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., a software engineer who championed the legislation. The law directs the National Science Foundation to recruit and encourage girls in kindergarten and grade school to participate in math and science.