Technology articles

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

Spotlight Nonprofit: Bringing scientists and low-income students together to create a new future

LatinaLista — The founders of the Harlem Children’s Society (HCS) describe their effort as an experiment in the “relationship between science and society.” Yet, what this unique organization is achieving is opening doors — and minds — to the future for hundreds of low-income children. Founded in 2000 by Dr. Satyajit (Sat) Bhattacharya in his

Mexican education campaign reaches out to Mexican-Americans and migrants for help

LatinaLista — The United States isn’t the only country that has problems with its teachers’ unions. In Mexico, the national teachers’ union — The National Syndicate of Educational Workers — has garnered so much power over the years that a new national campaign to improve the country’s educational policies is calling the union out on

Guest Voz: In this digital economy, Latinos have the most to lose

By Jason A. Llorenz LatinaLista Today’s economy has become so intertwined with the internet and computers that it stands to reason that anyone who isn’t comfortable navigating cyberspace or has the skills to operate a computer and run various software is at a real disadvantage in this increasingly technical job market. However, as today’s Guest