Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month

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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.

Events at WWU

Explore events happening on campus

STEM Role models:




  • The Library of Congress includes books that focus on general information about Latinx and Chicanx in STEM
  • STEMIE has a curated list of books about Hispanic and Latino/a in STEM for all ages




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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