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Congressman Tony Cardenas

Representing the 29th District of California

MICROSOFT HOSTS CÁRDENAS, NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS FOR DISCUSSION OF LATINO STEM OPPORTUNITIES

Sep 15, 2014
Press Release
U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will discuss diversity in STEM fields, and how to increase diversity, informed by his unique experiences as an engineer, an entrepreneur and a legislator.

MICROSOFT HOSTS CÁRDENAS, NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS FOR DISCUSSION OF LATINO STEM OPPORTUNITIES

 

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will discuss diversity in STEM fields, and how to increase diversity, informed by his unique experiences as an engineer, an entrepreneur and a legislator.

Cárdenas headlines a Hispanic Heritage Month discussions session dedicated to making STEM careers fully accessible to Hispanic Millennials.

The presentation, entitled, “A New America: Empowering Hispanic Millennials for Tech Leadership,” is being hosted by two national publications, The Atlantic and National Journal, and is being underwritten by Microsoft.

Cárdenas will lead off the event in a one-on-one interview with Alexia Fernández Campbell of National Journal, followed by a question-and-answer period with the audience of more than 150 policymakers; academic, association and industry representatives; and Hispanic millennials. Cárdenas and Campbell will discuss issues including STEM education, the digital divide, increasing diversity in STEM fields and tech industry diversity in leadership positions.

In 2050, Latinos are expected to comprise a third of the U.S. population and more than a quarter of the millennial generation that will make up the majority of the workforce. Yet in spite of these projections, Hispanics continue to be underrepresented when it comes to in-demand STEM professions.

“A New America,” will try to explain how America can best prepare Latino millennials and future generations for careers in these critical industries.

The program begins at 9:00 a.m., THURSDAY, September 18, 2014, at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center, on the 11th floor of 901 K Street N.W. in Washington.

 

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