The idea for Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated throughout the latter half of September and the first half of October, began as a way to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans — specifically, those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Communities mark the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with festivals and educational activities.
Here you can find information about the Hispanic STEM people we will highlight this month.
HISPANIC STEM ORGANIZATIONS
Learn about Hispanic Organizations
SABRINA GONZALEZ PASTERSKI
Stephen Hawking follows her research and she flies planes in her spare time but who is Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski aka "the new Einstein"
JOSE MORENO HERNANDEZ
One mans journey from migrant worker to astronaut: José Hernández spent many a boyhood night with his eyes fixed on the heavens. Those stars would light a path to a dream for the young field hand, one José would someday see through to reality.
LAURA L. GOMEZ
Nueva Latina and entrepreneur Laura Gomez talks about being a proud mejicana who emigrated to the US and achieved her dreams as a technology entrepreneur.
2010 National Medal of Science Laureate for his pioneering and fundamental contributions in optimization theory and numerical analysis and for his dedication and sustained efforts in fostering diversity and excellence in mathematics and science education.
NICOLE HERNANDEZ HAMMER
Nicole Hernandez Hammer is a sea-level researcher, climate-change expert and environmental-justice advocate. A Guatemalan immigrant of Cuban heritage, Hernandez Hammer works to address the disproportionate impacts of climate change on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color across the U.S.
Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutiérrez was a Bolivian-American educator known for teaching students calculus from 1974 to 1991 at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. Escalante was the subject of the 1988 film Stand and Deliver, in which he is portrayed by Edward James Olmos.
Examine the sophisticated base 20 system developed by the ancient Maya, which included a value for zero.
STAND AND DELIVER
Los Angeles high school teacher Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) is being hassled by tough students like Angel Guzman (Lou Diamond Phillips). But Jaime is also pressured by his bosses, who want him to control his raucous classroom. Caught in the middle, he opts to immerse his students in higher math. After intensive study, his students ace California's calculus test, only to learn that their scores are being questioned. They'll have to retake the exam in order to quiet the critics.
HOW TO SAY GREETINGS IN MAYAN AND SPANISH
In this special episode from the Kukulkan temple in Chichen Itza , Mexico you will learn how to say greetings in both Mayan and Spanish.
Here you can find information about the LGBT+ heroes we will highlight this month in homeroom.