Tiempo with Joe Torres: New academic program at 2 local colleges aims to help Latinos enter STEM careers

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — On this week’s episode of Tiempo, we learn about an exciting new program designed to help Latinos enter STEM careers.

LaGuardia Community College and Queens College have partnered to launch Queens Stem Academy.

The two local schools recently received $4.6 million in grants.

The program will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Latino students make up 48% of LaGuardia’s student body and 28% of Queens College’s student body.

LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams told us about the new approach and how Queens Stem Academy will help guide Latinos.

And we’ve seen more Latino representation in movies and Oscar winners this year.

Thanks to organizations like the National Hispanic Media Coalition, that representation will surely increase in the years to come.

The coalition has a special program to help Latino writers break into Hollywood and give them the opportunity to pitch stories and ideas to industry insiders.

We’ll speak to a coalition manager about the Series Writer Program and how you can apply.
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