International Education Week: Mentoring STEM Pathways in Puerto Rico
Solving the world's most pressing problems requires inclusive representation from all cultures in STEM education and careers. A new generation of Puerto Rican students seek pathways to STEM fields to address the aftermath of hurricanes and earthquakes that have devastated their Caribbean island. With financial support from a Caltech Y ACT Award, graduate student José A. Lasalde-Ramírez traveled to San Juan to mentor four first-year University of Puerto Rico students as they attended their first conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and shares their experiences in this presentation. Sponsored by ISP, Caltech Y, CCID, and Student-Faculty Programs.