Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH), will discuss the importance of STEM education for Latinas at the Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit on Friday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. PT at Google’s campus in Silicon Valley, California.
Ceja will discuss the importance of Hispanics having access to the full range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses in public schools across the country. Pointing to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ Civil Rights Data Collection, Ceja will highlight the Obama Administration’s commitment to addressing the barriers that exist through key STEM education initiatives and efforts.
The Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit is convening Latinas in STEM, tech entrepreneurs, government officials, thought leaders, and students for a national dialogue on the current and future state of Latinas in STEM, with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Other federal government Latinas who will address the summit include Lisa Ramirez, director of the Education Department’s Office of Migrant Education, as well as senior representatives from the departments of State and Commerce.
Note: The event is being live streamed at: www.latinasthinkbig.com/summit/watch