2012 STEM Graduate Summit #3
April 16, 2012
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Rayburn House Office Building – Room B338
STEM Education and STEM Careers: Not Just Inputs and Outputs
Moderated by Motorola STEM Graduate Fellow Chelsea Martinez
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As the largest and fastest growing minority group in the United States, Latinos have also demonstrated the highest growth in higher education enrollment over the past decade. However, very little of this growth has been in the majors and programs that confer skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A majority of Latino students begin their college experience in community college; addressing STEM gaps at this level is just one lever towards smoothing the connection between the college experience to 21st century jobs.
Join CHCI-Motorola STEM Graduate Fellow Chelsea Martinez as she leads a discussion of the current STEM educational landscape and how reforms in teaching, training, and transfer will support the development of a strengthened Latino STEM-capable workforce.
- Jennifer Cunningham – Program Manager, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
- Dr. Jessie DeAro – Program Director, National Science Foundation
- Camsie McAdams – Director of STEM Initiatives, D.C. Public Schools
- Temeca Simpson – Program Manager & P-TECH Liaison, IBM
- Eleanor Sohnen – Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute
The 2012 CHCI Young Latino Leaders Summit Series is the culmination of CHCI’s premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program.