Source: Excelencia in Education
Date Released: June 17, 2015
At the core of this report, we find an increase of Latinos in the U.S. seeking education in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Among the findings, the report highlights how Latino graduates are concentrated in a relatively small number of institutions. The report urges employers to seize the opportunity to educate and employ more Latinos in professional STEM fields.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) understands that equity, diversity, and inclusion are critical, scientific imperatives that allow NIH to achieve its goal of turning discovery into health. That being the case, it is important that strategies for talent acquisition are focused on creating an NIH workforce that is representative of the citizens that fund our scientific endeavors. This report provides important information for the development of effective outreach strategies targeted to students who can benefit from NIH training, or graduates who prepared to enter employment.