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The HACR Research Institute Announces New Research Project Focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

The HACR Research Institute is pleased to announce its latest research project the HACR STEM Initiative. The HACR STEM Initiative was created to understand the mechanisms at work which lead to lower participation in STEM fields for Hispanics and to identify barriers to successful career progression for those Hispanics in the STEM pipeline.

The Event – The 2015 HACR STEM Initiative

November 2-3, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Running concurrently with the HACR Leadership Pipeline Program (LPP), the HACR STEM Initiative presents a special forum of business sessions focusing on education, recruitment, retention, ERG-led initiatives, and Latinas in STEM, among others.

The Report – Identifying Opportunities for Hispanics in STEM Careers

Hispanics by and large remain underrepresented in STEM fields while those within the field face several barriers to career progression. Our first task in this project is to identify the mechanisms at work which lead to lower participation for Hispanics in STEM fields. Our second task is to better understand the factors at play which hinder the advancement of Hispanics in STEM. A key component of these tasks is being able to identify successful initiatives that have been implemented at companies across the U.S. which have resulted in an increased presence of Hispanics in senior positions in STEM.

Focus groups with selected HACR Corporate Members will be conducted to better understand the factors causing the “leaky pipeline” and to craft best practices for stemming it. Focus groups will take place between August 1- September 30, 2015. For more information on how to participate in the focus groups, please contact Dr. Lisette Garcia lgarcia@hacr.org.

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