HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND THE US ARMY CONVENED HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS AT THE LOFT STEM LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIA AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and the U.S. Army convened hundreds of students at Fordham University at the Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) STEM Leadership Symposia last March 20th and 21st. The leadership and workforce development program was free forattendees and provided career-path guidance, educational opportunities and connectivity for students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
The program featured:
Dynamic, exclusive leadership trainings, led by the U.S. Army, designed to help student-leaders define their role within their schools or organizations and encourage them to make an impact on their communitiesInsightful panel of STEM professionalsshowcased their different careers paths and the resources and opportunities available for
Latinos to enter the STEM fieldsHacking a Career in STEM Segment Young Latinos interested in STEM networked with professionals Connectivity to a greater network of other Latinos in the LOFT network, which includes tens of thousands across the countrySponsor giveaways/raffle of several tablets “With more than a million current STEM jobs unfilled and millions more projected to be unfilled over the next five years, it’s critical to expose, engage and support underserved communities to STEM careers,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “A good place to start is the fastest-growing and youngest segment of our population, Latinos. We are proud to work with the U.S. Army on not only getting Latino youth on a STEM path but on a leadership track as well through the STEM Leadership Symposium in the Bronx and across the country.”
“The Army is proud to partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to emphasize the importance of STEM education to today’s Latino youth,” said Hamilton Lopezcruz, Marketing Manager for the Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG). “Hispanics are the second-fastest growing demographic in the United States and so the U.S. Army recognizes the value of empowering Latino youth to become tomorrow’s skilled leaders in the workforce.”
La Fundación de la herencia hispana (HHF) y el ejército de los Estados Unidos convocaron a cientos de estudiantes de la Universidad de Fordham en los simposios de liderazgo de los latinos en la vía rápida (Loft) el pasado 20 y 21 de marzo. El programa de liderazgo y desarrollo de la fuerza de trabajo fue forattendees libre y proporcionó orientación de carrera, oportunidades educativas y conectividad para los estudiantes en los campos de STEM (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas).