This book is an essential resource that Latino/Latina/Latinx students and families need to make the best decisions about entering and succeeding in a STEM career. It can also serve to aid faculty, counselors, and advisors to assist students at every step of entering and completing a STEM career.
As a fast-growing, major segment of the U.S. population, the next generation of Latinos/Latinas/Latinx students could be key to future American advances in science and technology. With the appropriate encouragement for Latinos/Latinas/Latinx students to enter science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, they can become the creative innovators who will produce technological advances we all need and can enjoy--from faster tech devices to more energy efficient transportation to cures for diseases and medical conditions.
This book presents a compelling case that the nation's Hispanic population must be better represented in STEM careers and that the future of America's technological advances may well depend on the Latino/a population. It focuses on the importance of STEM education and provides a comprehensive array of the most current information students and families need to make informed decisions about entering and succeeding in a STEM career.
Students, families, and educators will fully understand why STEM is so important for Latinos/Latinas/Latinx students, how to plan for a career in STEM, how to pay for and succeed in college, and how to choose a career in STEM. The book also includes compelling testimonials of Latino/a students who have completed a STEM major that offer proof that Latinos/Latinas/Latinx students can overcome life challenges to succeed in STEM fields.
Georgia State students, faculty and staff can read this book for free online at the Georgia State University Library website. Click the link below to access the book!