April 2, 2014
HACU supports U.S. News STEM Solutions
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is among the supporters of the U.S. News STEM Solutions 2014 – The National Leadership Conference taking place in Washington, D.C., from April 23-25. For the third year, leaders in education, policy and workforce development will convene to advance the national STEM agenda.
HACU recently launched a STEM Task Force and held its first STEM Summit for Latino students in California which brought corporations and students together. HACU is also collaborating with corporations to increase corporate internship opportunities for students under the HACU National Internship Program.
“HACU’s STEM initiative includes preparing students for the workplace of the future by creating an education-to-employment pipeline in the STEM fields,” said HACU president and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “As a supporting partner of the conference, HACU's role includes providing input on STEM issues that increases Hispanic participation in the sciences. Our involvement ensures that the inclusion aspect of the national STEM problem remains top-of-mind.”
This year’s theme, Where Employers and Educators Meet, exemplifies the mission of the U.S. News STEM Solutions conference – to engage a broad community of educators, policymakers and business leaders in finding solutions to a problem that is at the heart of America’s economic recovery.
The National Leadership Conference focuses on the shortage of STEM skills in the workforce, assembling corporations, educators, policymakers and education technology companies in order to advance the future of STEM education and the workforce.
U.S. News & World Report has enthusiastically welcomed HACU’s involvement. “We are proud to have the support of organizations who recognize the urgency of making progress on STEM,” says Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer. “We look forward to their valuable insights and involvement at U.S. News STEM Solutions.”
HACU member institutions receive a special program rate with the registration code HACU14. Information about the U.S. News STEM Solutions 2014, is available online at www.USNewsSTEMSolutions.com.