Math is Cool: Celebrate Hispanic and Latino Mathematicians on Pi Day

POSTED ON Mar 14, 2018

In 2009, Congress passed Pi Day. The Greek letter (Pi) is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Since Pi can be approximated as 3.14, March 14, 2009, was thought to be a good day for National Pi Day. In celebration of the math h

Celebrate Mathematics with Carlos Castillo-Chavez

POSTED ON Jan 15, 2018

Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez is a Mathematical Biologist. He has mentored 33 Ph.D. students (17 Latinos, two African American, and eleven women); 25 postdoctoral researchers; and hundreds of undergraduates.  While a professor at Cornell, where he spent 18 years,

Hispanic Heritage Month Education Wrap-Up 2017

POSTED ON Oct 16, 2017

For more than three decades, Hispanic Engineer magazine has recognized the contributions of Hispanic and Latino professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), HE Online brought you

Advanced STEM Degrees | Why Should I Go To Grad School?

POSTED ON Sep 21, 2017

More and more Hispanic students are going to college. However, the number of Hispanics getting advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees is very low. Encouraging more Latino to get a master’s and doctoral degree in a STEM progra

Aleksandra Boskovic, the award-winning Corning scientist

POSTED ON Jun 23, 2017

Dr. Aleksandra Boskovic has five patents for products that help telecommunications systems around the world keep up with bandwidth growth. She has invented an optical networking device for optical networks with increased transparency, a four-wave mixing reductio

HACEMOS: ‘STEM to the Future/STEM para el Futuro’

POSTED ON Jun 17, 2017

More than 3,000 high school students came together in 35 different cities across America for the 19th Annual National High Technology Day. Hosted by  AT&T Employee Resource Group HACEMOS, the event offered students a look at the possibilities in education a

For Denise Hernandez, early math skills go a really long way

POSTED ON Jun 17, 2017

Denise Hernandez, a student at Kennesaw State University, is using her background in mathematics to imprint new approaches to connections within networks. A National Science Foundation (NSF) scholar, Hernandez has been exploring theoretical work with the Fibonac

Dream Big, says GE Data Engineer

POSTED ON Jun 17, 2017

James Gerard “Gerry”Lopez was still in kindergarten in the San Fernando Valley, California, when General Electric’s J. Stanford Smith put out a call to action in 1972. Smith wanted a tenfold increase in minority engineering graduates. In response, the N

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