The Atlantic and National Journal hosted the fourth and final event in a series of town hall events on how millennials are engaging in entrepreneurship and service. Government officials, entrepreneurs, and millennials themselves shared insights on how this influential generation is choosing to pursue meaningful careers.
A New America: Empowering Hispanic Millennials for Tech Leadership
Washington, District of Columbia / September 18, 2014
During Hispanic Heritage Month, National Journal and The Atlantic considered the steps needed to grow the involvement of the Hispanic community in STEM fields.
By 2050, Latinos will comprise a third of the U.S. population and over a quarter of the millennial generation that will soon make up the majority of the workforce. Yet in spite of these projections, Hispanics continue to be underrepresented when it comes to in-demand STEM professions. What can we do to reverse this trend and advance Hispanic progress in STEM fields?
Taking place during the early days of Hispanic Heritage Month 2014, this National Journal and The Atlantic event convened experts on education and policy, as well as leaders in the Hispanic community, to spark dialogue around the social barriers to progress and the next steps toward making STEM careers fully accessible to Hispanic millennials.
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- Rafael Bras Sc.D. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Georgia Institute of Technology
- Ron Brownstein Editorial Director Atlantic Media Follow @RonBrownstein
- Rep. Tony Cardenas Congressman D-CA Follow @RepCardenas
- Alejandra Ceja Executive Director, Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics The White House
- The Honorable Cecilia Muñoz Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council The White House Follow @Cecilia44
- Deborah Santiago Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Policy Excelencia in Education Follow @ds_excelencia
- Renetta Garrison Tull, Ph.D. Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs University of Maryland, Baltimore County Follow @Renetta_Tull
- Alexia Fernández Campbell Staff Correspondent National Journal