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Title:
The Latino student's guide to STEM careers
Author:
Rendón, Laura I., editor.
Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
Physical Description:
xvii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
This book is an essential resource that Latino/a students and families need to make the best decisions about entering and succeeding in a STEM career. It offers current, fact-based information about the importance of Latinos/as entering STEM fields of study and provides a comprehensive array of information on diverse STEM majors that Latino/a students and families can use to make informed decisions about entering a STEM field of study.
Language:
English
Contents:
Foreword / Mildred García -- Introduction : What Is STEM and Why Is It Important for Latinx Students? / Laura I. Rendón and Vijay Kanagala -- Part I. Planning for a Career in STEM. STEP 1 : Preparing for a Career in STEM--¡Preparate! / Karina I. Vielma -- STEP 2 : Choosing a College and STEM Program / Marcela Cuellar and Juan Carlos Garibay -- STEP 3 : Paying for College / Vincent D. Carales, Ripsimé Bledsoe, and Amaury Nora -- Part II. Succeeding in College. STEP 4 : Thriving in the First Year of College / Vijay Kanagala, Josephine J. Gonzalez, and Jose Adrian Leon -- STEP 5 : Choosing a STEM Major / Dimitra Jackson Smith and Frankie Santos Laanan -- STEP 6 : Continuing on to Graduate School in STEM / Leslie A. Coward, Kimberly A. Koledoye, and Stella L. Smith -- Part III. Choosing a Career in STEM. STEP 7 : Choosing a Career in STEM--STEM Majors / Rosa M. Banda and Alozo M. Flowers III -- Part IV : Sharing Stories. Testimonios / Vijay Kanagala and Laura I. Rendón -- Testimonio 1 / Stephany Alvarez-Ventura -- Testimonio 2 / Alejandro Araiza -- Testimonio 3 / Diana Del Angel -- Testimonio 4 / Julissa Del Bosque -- Testimonio 5 / Xiomara Elias Argote -- Testimonio 6 / Dana M. García -- Testimonio 7 / Karla Gutierrez -- Testimonio 8 / Rodolfo Jimenez -- Testimonio 9 / Ricardo Martinez -- Testimonio 10 / Olivia Moreno -- Testimonio 11 / Elvia Elisa Niebla -- Testimonio 12 / Semarhy Quinones-Soto -- Testimonio 13 / Marina B. Suarez -- Testimonio 14 / Simon Trevino -- Part V. College and University Directories for STEM Programs. Listing of the Best STEM Colleges and Universities for Latinx Students / Demeturie Toso-Lafaele Gogue and Sarah Maria Childs -- Part VI. Resources. Resources for Latinx Students Interested in STEM Careers / Cynthia Diana Villarreal and Sarah Price.
ISBN:
9781610697910
Format :
Book