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Center for Hispanic Leadership to Launch National Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Leadership Council; Kick Off Planned during December 2nd Event
Date:11/1/2013

Irvine, Calfornia (PRWEB) November 01, 2013

In response to the increasing demand for the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) to spearhead a STEM program, the organization announced today that it would launch the new initiative at its thought-leadership event, Strengthening the Hispanic Pipeline in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields, on December 2nd at City of Hope in Duarte, California.

With the low number of Hispanic staff in colleges and universities across the country as well as the fact that a recent Pew Hispanic Center survey found that 62% of Hispanics couldn’t name the most important Hispanic leader in the country today, the lack of Hispanic leadership in the higher educational school system and K-12 as well as across the country is painfully evident. “CHL is taking a stance and tackling these issues head on,” says Glenn Llopis, CHL Founder/CEO, who will facilitate the December 2nd event, which will be attended by healthcare and biomedical organizations and professionals, STEM professors, local leaders, students, media, and the community, “by changing the conversation about how Hispanic leadership is viewed in STEM as well as in other disciplines.”

According to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, in order for the United States to remain globally competitive in STEM, the country will need to train 1 million STEM professionals over the next 10 years. “We cannot expect Hispanics to fulfill this need if we do not first fix what is broken,” explains Marisa Salci
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