Tag Archives: Latino Inventors
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Hipatia Lopez’s Family Gatherings Led to Inventing The Empanada Fork

By Victoria Cepeda The origin of the Empanada varies depending on who you ask. Gallegos may have introduced it to Latin America while others take it even farther to Turkey & Greece in what it’s called a Giro. However, the distinctive way that Latinos make crispy empanadas, be it filled with ground pork, beef, chicken […]

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top left to right: Guillermo González Camarena, Arnaldo Tamayo-Méndez
Bottom lefto to right: Fermín Tangüis, Juan Manuel Taveras

Notable Latinos in the STEM Field

By Efrain Nieves, Victoria Cepeda In 2010, Latinos accounted for 15%  (1.8 million) of the overall college enrollment. But, only 8% of those undergraduates are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). Also, Latinos represent only 5% of  the nation’s STEM workforce.  How do we encourage our children to get involved in STEM? Perhaps by introducing  them to Latinos […]

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