LatinX & Hispanic Heritage Month
Resources for teaching STEM students
When is it?
Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
What is it?
Learn all about what National Hispanic Heritage Month is and how it is celebrated.
STEM Role models:
- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the UMHS Endeavour brings you a look at Latino doctors, scientists, and educators that made a difference.
- Science Net Links provides short biographies of four Latinos currently working at the top of their STEM field
- 10 Hispanic Scientists You Should Know
- The Union of Concerened Scientists blog about Celebrating Science and Hispanic Heritage Month: A Conversation with Hector Arce
- Learn about Five Inspiring Hispanic Scientists that have had a major and lasting impact on the world around them.
- Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with NASA: Earth, Aerodynamics and Mars!
- This article focuses on four people due to their accomplishments in STEM and their connections to Los Angeles County.
- Read about how 10 Latinas are Making Their Mark in the STEM World
- Tedx Talks hosts speaker, Gina Elizabeth Moreno, speaks about Empowering Latina Women Through STEM & Leadership
- NASA hosts a Hispanic Heritage Month Event, ¡Latinos STEM Up!
- Scientist Nicole Cabrera Salazar shares her perspective on diversity in STEM and the reasons we should be actively engage in the Tedx Talks video, The Future of STEM Depends on Diversity
- A Latina engineer discusses her personal challenges as a Latina in STEM
- The first in her family to go to college, Irma Olguin returned home to Fresno intent on using her skills to uplift her community. Watch the video, Meet The Latinx Founder Building $100 Million Tech Hub Bitwise to learn more
- Watch the YouTube video, Dr José Hernández, the first NASA astronaut from a Mexican migrant family
- Physics Teacher Puts Latino Students On STEM Tracks in this podcast on Latino USA
- The podcast, Connections: Latino Stories in STEM provides many different discussions of Latinos in STEM
- Latinos Who Tech with Hugo Castellanos aims to ignite Latinas in STEM in their podcast
- The Library of Congress includes books that focus on general information about Latinx and Chicanx in STEM
- Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in the United States. The TriCollege libraries guide seeks to center the voices and lived experiences of people of color (POC) in STEM.
- Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, current issue: Volume 14 number 2
- Journal of Hispanic Higher Education
- List of issues Journal of Latinos and Education
- Hispanic Scholarhship Fund presents a list of resources under the Youth Leadership Institute section
- US News provides a list of 12 Scholarships for Hispanic Students Interested in STEM
- Scholarships.com has a list of scholarships for Hispanic students
- ScholarSHPE provides opportunities for any students pursuing a degree in STEM
- National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering is responsible for over $3 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented minority (URM) students
- Want to know where to apply for Hispanic scholarships? Here at Adelante scholarships, we offer you the best scholarships so far
- Find your next great opportunity in higher education at Latinos in Higher Ed
- The SHPE Job Board is the leading online career center, the career hub for Hispanic STEM professionals.
- SACNAS Career Center See What's Possible
- Latpro acts as a conduit between the career focused professional and potential employers
- SALUDOS.com specializes in joining the hispanic bilingual professional with companies looking for DIVERSITY in the workplace
Leadership & Resources:
- Afterschool (CHISPA): Funded by the National Science Foundation and Freddie Mac, CHISPA introduces more than 700 Latino youth to STEM
- To increase Latino representation in STEM jobs, colleges need to recruit, retain, and graduate more Latino STEM students. This brief on Excelencia in Education explores practices used by programs to serve Latino students and increase their success
- Latino Community Fund is committed to diversity in the tech industry and supporting access to STEM and technology fields for under resourced communities.
- CHISPA web portal provides varied resources
- The Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education is a national educational and scientific non-profit organization based in Washington DC created by Latino scientists and engineers.
- Latino STEM Alliance mission is to inspire and empower underserved youth to pursue academic and career success in STEM fields by providing meaningful and engaging STEM learning opportunities
- Association of Mexican American Educators
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
- The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) is an agent of change for improving education, thus enabling Hispanic students to fully participate in a diverse society
- MAES – Latinos in Science and Engineering “Once in MAES, always Familia!”
- At the National Society of Hispanic Physicists you will find physicists, people passionate about the study of the universe, who are also familiar with the problems and challenges you may encounter as you begin to study physics or as you join the professional community of physicists.
- The ASPIRA Association organization, is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth
- SACNAS invests in the next generation of diverse STEM leaders. We are dedicated to building the capacity of our scientists with the necessary leadership skills to advance their careers and lead change at the highest levels
WWU Resources: .
- WWU's M.E.Ch.A chapter is open to all students and dedicated to confronting educational and social justice issues facing the Chican@, Latin@ communities today.
- Mixed Idenity Student Organization (MISO) is an ESC club at WWU that embraces all identities on all spectrums
- Western Washington University Blue Group page is meant to bridge the gap between the allies and the Blue Group so that together we may learn how best to support undocumented students.
- Latinx Student Union at WWU
- The purpose of the Student Advocacy & Identity Resource Center (SAIRC) is to provide information, advocacy, activities, and peer education to Western students
- The Ethnic Student Center (ESC) is a student-run organization within the Association Students (AS) of Western Washington University and our goal is to help students Affirm their identity, Build a sense of community, and Cultivate leadership
- Western's Commitment to our Undocumented Students: The Career Services Center at Western Washington University provides advising to all students regardless of immigration status
- The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) WWU chapter has taken the responsibility of mentoring incoming students interested in the science field, reaching out to students interested in research, graduate school and jobs in the STEM fields, and fostering a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone interested in pursuing a future in scienc
- Hispanics and STEM education at Sandia
- Hispanics and STEM education
- New Research on Hispanic Students Considering STEM Careers