Photographs by Amanda Demme.
In honor of #HiddenFigures🚀, Vanity Fair partnered with IBM to celebrate the new guard of #STEM stars featuring our very own Latinas in STEM co-founder, Diana Albarrán Chicas.
Photographs by Amanda Demme.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and AT&T are excited to host a LOFT Coder Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 19th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, as hundreds of Latina/o coders gather to share ideas, energy and cultural pride!
This summit is part of HHF's broader Code as a Second Language (CSL) national initiative which has included LOFT Coder Summits in Austin at SXSW, New York, Minneapolis and Stanford University.
If you are a Latina/o coder, programmer, hacker, developer, and/ or a computer scientist, we invite you to be a part of this one of a kind experience.
Join HHF as we debunk the technology industry’s greatest myths, and help mobilize coders from across the nation, both students and professionals alike, to celebrate Latino culture, innovation and passion for computer programming.
The summit is a free one-day event filled with back to back workshops, discussions, and opportunities to expand your network— please join us in redefining the landscape of computer technology through a heightened collaboration and representation of like-minded Latina/o students and professionals, all united and ignited by their endless passion for technology.
Register now and stay tuned for updates as we approach the date. If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Learn the chemistry behind natural cosmetic products with Richard Blackburn, associate professor at University of Leeds and founder of Keracol Limited, and Nidia Trejo of the Ithaca Waste Water Treatment Facility on Thursday, October 20 at 2pm ET. Nidia is also Director of College of Programming for the Latinas in STEM Foundation.
Be a Latina in STEM speaker at the 2017 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference
Latinas in STEM is partnering with the 2017 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference(WIE ILC). The conference will be held in San Jose, CA on May 22-23, 2017.
WIE ILC brings together over 1,500 STEM leaders from around the world. They are currently looking for speakers for the conference. Proposals are due October 7, 2016. Submit one today!
Vision: To raise awareness of Latina inequities and close the pay gap.
Mission: Bringing together all stakeholders to educate and empower Latinas to economically advance in the workplace.
Location: Eastfield College, Pleasant Grove Campus - 802 South Buckner Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75217
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CDT)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is accepting applications for Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO). INRO connects talented students from populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences with training opportunities in immunology and infectious and allergic diseases. College seniors, doctoral candidates, or medical students can apply to learn about NIAID’s global health research, explore the NIH campus, and network with current trainees. This all-expenses-paid program will take place on February 6-9, 2017 in Bethesda, MD. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2016. Visit the INRO website for more information.
Our co-founder Noramay Cadena is such a rock star. She is featured this week on SheHeroes. Watch the video below and be sure to check out the SheHeroes website.
Latinas in STEM is hosting a conference for middle school girls in the Bay Area! We are in need of a few volunteers to make the day come alive for these young women.
We are anticipating 125 girls at the event and are in need of multiple volunteers both in STEM careers and in college pursuing STEM fields. Oftentimes girls are unaware of what a STEM career is or that women are successful in those areas. By volunteering, you provide role models for our young women and help further open path.
This conference will give students in grades 6-8 an opportunity to hear from STEM professionals, participate in an exciting hands-on activity building bristle bots and compete for STEM prizes.
In order for our event to be a success, we need you! We need talented STEM professionals and students to share their STEM journey and co-facilitate the hands-on workshop. (training provided via video conferencing) Please consider volunteering your time for this one-day event. Your time commitment will be from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, and the impact on students lives will be significant.
During the event, you will co-lead a hands on workshop and share information on the engineering design process and your STEM journey. We will provide all materials and the template for your STEM journey presentation (1 slide).
If you are interested in volunteering, please register as a Workshop Facilitator and email Maribel Mendoza so that she can provide you with additional information.
The San Leandro Education Foundation is proud to partner with the Latinas in STEM Foundation to host the Latinas in STEM 101 Conference in San Leandro, CA. Latinas in STEM 101 is a series of nationwide workshops, developed by the Latinas in STEM Foundation, focused on inspiring middle school students (and their parents) to pursue and thrive in STEM fields.
All San Leandro students, both boys and girls of any ethnicity, in grades 6-8 are welcome.The conference is $5.00 for each student (parents and volunteers are free!) and will include continental breakfast, lunch and an event t-shirt. To confirm your registration, your payment must be received by your parent facilitators (Ms. Garcia for Bancroft or Ms. Vega for John Muir) school NO LATER than September 22, 2016.
Keynote talks to be delivered by prominent Latinas in STEM careers. Additional conference features include a hands-on activity, workshops exploring STEM fields, a company EXPO, personal stories by current professionals in STEM fields, and parent information sessions.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
San Leandro High School - Fred T. Korematsu Campus 13701 Bancroft Ave, San Leandro, CA 94578
Written by Kimberly Gonzales, Director of Marketing for Latinas in STEM
Last February, we celebrated National Engineering Week with a series of memes about Latinas Engineers. Latina Engineers composed only 2% of the science and engineering workforce in 2010. To inspire future Latinas to consider Engineering careers, we wanted to highlight Latinas currently in working in Engineering Fields.
If you missed them, we are bringing them back this #ThrowBackThursday and sharing the story behind each image.
1. Keep Calm and Be a Latina Engineer
Dayrene is a Latinas in STEM member and an electrical engineering student at NJIT. In this image, Dayrene demonstrated how to hardwire a LED strip to middle school girls attending a Latinas in STEM 101 conference in 2015.
2. I will be a Latina Engineer
This picture was taken last spring at an afterschool program put on by Latinas in STEM volunteers. As part of the afterschool program, the girls designed and built light-up shoes.
3. My work in action. I am a Latina Engineer.
Kristine Gonzales has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University. Here she is seen with one of the planes she helped produce at BAE Systems.
4. I earned it. I am a Latina Engineer.
Brianne Martin, is a Latinas in STEM member and Customer Account Manger for Zodiac Aerospace. She has a degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and is currently on the board of the SHPE DFW chapter.
5. I want to be a Latina Engineer… Just like my mom
It’s never too early to start inspiring young Latinas to become engineers! In this image, our Director of K-12 Outreach Maribel Mendoza's young daughter plays with pieces of wood and colored pencils. Maribel is currently Senior Product Manager for Gaggle.
6. Inspiring future Latina Engineers.
Madeline Salazar is seen here leading Latinas in STEM volunteer event. Madeline is the former director of college programming for Latinas in STEM and is currently a 3-D Engineer at Northrup Grumman.
7. Latina Rocking Rocket Science
Noramay Cadena, co-founder of Latinas in STEM, is seen here posing next to a rocket she helped create while she worked with Boeing. Noramay now manages her own hardware accelerator, Make in LA, and is considered one of the most powerful women engineers in 2016 by Business Insider.
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