The Latino Student's Guide to STEM Careers, 1st Edition

  • Laura I. Rendón
  • Vijay Kanagala
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  • ISBN-10: 1610697928
  • ISBN-13: 9781610697927
  • DDC: 502.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 275 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book presents the 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 for Latinos/as 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/as, how to plan for a career in STEM, how to pay for and succeed in college, and how to choose a career in STEM.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
A Note to the Reader.
Introduction: What Is STEM and Why Is It Important for Latinx Students?.
Planning for a Career in STEM.
1: Step 1: Preparing for a Career in STEM—¡Preparate!.
2: Step 2: Choosing a College and STEM Program.
3: Step 3: Paying for College.
Succeeding in College.
4: Step 4: Thriving in the First Year of College.
5: Step 5: Choosing a STEM Major.
6: Step 6: Continuing on to Graduate School in STEM.
Choosing a Career in STEM.
7: Step 7: Choosing a Career in STEM—STEM Majors.
Sharing Stories.
8: Testimonios.
College and University Directories for STEM Programs.
9: Listing of the Best STEM Colleges and Universities for Latinx Students.
10: Resources for Latinx Students Interested in STEM Careers.
About the Editors and Contributors.