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October 5, 2019

HACU Youth Leadership Summit focuses on Students in STEM

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities hosted a “Students in STEM: Youth Leadership Development Forum,” on Oct. 4, 2019, at the University of Illinois at Chicago for over 500 local area middle and high school students.

Welcoming remarks from the University of Illinois at Chicago, included Michael Amiridis, chancellor and Amalia Pallares, associate chancellor and vice provost for diversity. HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores and Liliana Ornelas, program development manager from American Student Assistance also spoke to the students about the importance of education.

The YLDF provides students exposure to science, technology, engineering and math career pathways while engaging in interactive academic activities. Topics and presentations included the following: Health Sciences: Web of Care, An Engineering Expo, and Science on Fire.

Students also participated in a STEM fair to learn more about careers in the STEM fields and networked with UIC STEM faculty and students. 

The Students in STEM Youth Leadership Forum was sponsored by General Motors and American Student Assistance.