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National HerWorld® Month celebrates the future potential of high school girls choosing STEM careers

National HerWorld® Month celebrates the future potential of high school girls choosing STEM careers

LatinaLista — March, otherwise known as Women’s History Month, is celebrated by remembering how far women have come and where we’ve arrived today. Yet, not enough attention is paid to where we hope our daughters will be tomorrow. For many who are evaluating the job prospects of the future, job stability — which some argue

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Latino tech start-ups striving for greater attention, help and investment

LatinaLista — Latinos are use to bucking conventional wisdom. In some instances, this is referred to as a ‘paradox.’ Merriam-Webster defines paradox as being: “one (as a person, situation, or action) having seemingly contradictory qualities or phases.” For example, though Latinos, as a collective, have lower income and educational levels, health outcomes, have historically measured

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Video: 2.5 million children later, One Laptop Per Child is transforming not only children but whole countries

LatinaLista — In 2005, the acronym OLPC burst onto the tech/social good scene garnering headlines for its lofty mission — provide One Laptop Per Child to poor children throughout the world. Since that announcement, OLPC has put a special, break-proof laptop into the hands of 2.5 million children, in over 60 countries and in 21

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Study: New Generation Latinos continue to be high users of technology

Insight TR3S It’s no secret that young Latinos are big fans of technology. For a group that’s always on the go, cost-conscious, and highly social with friends and family near and far, they are very proficient at making the most of whatever technology is available to them. In 2012, Tr3s partnered with Motivo Insights and

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Grooming Latin America’s children to be the computer coders of mañana

LatinaLista — There’s a movement in Latin America to groom the next generation of computer coders that combines creating art with basic programming, lead by — a turtle! It’s called TurtleArt (TortugArte). TurtleArt is a platform focused on teaching children basic programming skills to primarily create art. While they’re having fun learning code that changes

One Latina’s mission to make science and math careers “cool” to young Latinos

By Cheryl Aguilar LatinaLista Dr. Alicia Abella works tirelessly to interest the next generation of Latino students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers and create a new future for themselves. Exposing students to role models is essential to encouraging and inspiring them, particularly to join fields not considered traditional or “cool.” Math and

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