T his 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 can also serve to aid faculty, counselors, and advisors to assist students at every step of entering and completing a STEM career.
As a fast-growing, major segment of the U.S. population, the next generation of Latinos and Latinas could be key to future American advances in science and technology. With the appropriate encouragement for Latinos/as to enter science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, they can become the creative innovators who will produce technological advances we all need and can enjoy—from faster tech devices to more energy efficient transportation to cures for diseases and medical conditions.
"The book is well written using easy-to-understand language, and includes explanations for specialized terms. It provides information and guidance to young Latino/a students and their parents who want to better understand STEM requirements, including information about choosing schools, financial aid and scholarships, career paths, and tips for success. . . . Every effort is made throughout this text to link readers to relevant information, and it is certainly a useful tool for anyone interested in working in the sciences." — ARBAonline