The University of Arizona is one of only four institutions selected by the National Science Foundation to imagine the future of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) on college campuses among Hispanics, who are America's fastest-growing population.

Recognizing a nationwide need to more deeply engage Hispanics in STEM, Congress enacted NSF funding specifically addressing Hispanic Serving Institutions in its 2017 Omnibus spending bill. As a $100,000 host award recipient, the UA will invite thought leaders in STEM and education to campus on Nov. 18-20 for discussion, brainstorming and substantive debate around "the most critical challenges and opportunities regarding undergraduate STEM education at … Hispanic Serving Institutions," according to the NSF. The conference also will serve as a platform for new and stronger institutional collaborations between UA and other HSIs. READ MORE AT NEWS TUCSON

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