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Latinas in STEM: Laura Willson’s Affinity for Coding

“My name is Laura Willson, of Chilean-Puerto Rican descent, a senior at Saint Jean Baptiste, the middle of eight children, and a girl who codes!” “I hope to inspire and teach other girls to try this field.” As part of our ongoing focus on Latinos that break barriers, today we’d like you to meet Laura Willson […]

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Tim Campos

Latinos In STEM: Tim Campos, Facebook’s VP of Information Technology

¿Sabias que… Facebook’s Vice President of Information Technology is Tim Campos? Campos was also CIO at KLA-Tencor, Sr. Engineering Manager atSilicon Graphics and named one of the most influential Hispanics In technology by CNET. Tim Campos is a Dominican-American born in Denver, Colorado. He received his education at Columbia University and from Haas School of […]

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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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