Latinos and the STEM Challenge

Forbes highlights the good work being done by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) in moving Latinos toward STEM careers. The article makes a key point:

As Americans seem to be eschewing key white-collar STEM jobs too, now comes the next and most important chapter of the Hispanic immigration experience in America: how to move en masse from low-paying but steady work as America’s default blue collar labor force to the leaders of the STEM education revolution that must happen if this nation is to maintain its top-tier economic status.

Good thoughts.

I’ve written about some of the challenges associated with reaching this goal, here, here, and here.