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Updated April 29, 2016

NJ Revilla-Garcia HACUNews 

California students learn about science, math fields at HACU STEM Summit at CSUSB

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) hosted a free STEM Summit preparing Latino students for corporate internships and jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The event brought 85 students from 18 colleges and universities together with STEM professionals and corporate representatives at the California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) campus for a one-day event on April 27, 2016.

Students participated in workshops geared towards career preparation, such as Acing the Interview, Branding Your Professional Self and Effective Résumé Writing. Students also received information about applying for paid corporate internships under the HACU National Internship Program.

Five students received scholarships to attend HACU's 30th Annual Conference Student Track in San Antonio, Texas, October 8-10, 2016, which includes hotel, round-trip airfare and conference registration. The students who received scholarships are: 

  • Noemi Quezada, California State University, Fullerton   
  • Salvador Antunez, University of California, Riverside
  • Dora Baldwin, California State University, San Bernardino                            
  • Lauren Cirillo, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Cindy Munoz, California State University, San Bernardino 


Students from the following institutions were among the participants:

  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara 
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University, Northridge
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Citrus College
  • East Los Angeles College
  • La Sierra University
  • Moreno Valley College
  • Mount San Antonio Community College
  • Norco College
  • Palomar College
  • Riverside City College
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • University of California, Riverside
  • West Los Angeles Community College

The HACU STEM Summit was sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and hosted by CSUSB and Pass Go Transferring STEM Success, a partnership between San Bernardino Valley College & CSUSB. 

Photos courtesy of Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

Hispanic Association of College University, HACU STEM Summit at California State University San Bernardino on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016.