The purpose of the HSI;URBANO Conference is to conduct two explorations. One will consider the issues that contribute to the gap between the representation of Hispanics in the general population and their representation in both STEM education and STEM careers. The other is to explore possible areas in which interventions could be pursued to reduce that gap.
Beatriz Ceja-Williams, HIS Division Director at the United States Department of Education, will note several interventions that the DoE has supported and in which it has engaged that have been successful in addressing the issue. This overview will provide more context for the conference’s discussions and explorations over the coming days.
DIRECTOR, HSI DIVISION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION