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:




  • 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.




  • 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
  • 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

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