Latinos in STEM

Get to know STEM—a path to exciting, rewarding and well-paying careers.

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You may know what STEM stands for, but do you know where it can take you? A STEM education can lead to an exciting, well-paying STEM career. What kind of career? Just explore the possibilities with our:

Latinos in STEM

Latinos across the country are using their STEM skills to create lifesaving inventions, fight for diversity and fly in outer space. Discover some inspirational STEM professionals and exciting career options.


Alissa Chavez

Engineer, inventor, business owner

Key Accomplishment:

Teenage inventor of Hot Seat: a device that prevents children from accidentally being left in a hot car

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Laura Gomez

Computer Scientist, tech diversity advocate

Key Accomplishment:

A former undocumented immigrant, Laura is CEO and Founder of Atipica – a tech company that builds artificial intelligence that helps companies build a more inclusive workforce

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Andrés Henríquez

STEM Educator

Key Accomplishment:

Vice President of STEM Learning in Communities at the New York Hall of Science, working to engage the Latino community with STEM

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Ellen Ochoa

Engineer, physics and space exploration

Key Accomplishment:

First female Hispanic astronaut and Director of the Johnson Space Center

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Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski

Physicist, Graduate Student at Harvard University

Key Accomplishment:

Graduated top of her class at MIT, written and presented her physics research numerous times, job offers from NASA and Blue Origin, built and flew her own airplane

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Gabriel A. Montaño


Key Accomplishment:

Researcher at Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Los Alamos National Laboratory; President of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), published numerous papers on Soft, Biological & Composite Nanomaterials

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Meet two local Latinas, achieving their dreams through STEM education.

Autumn Cuellar

Student of computer science

Racquel Moultire

Veterinary student

STEM Careers Add Up

Nevada Average Wage Comparison

Many STEM Jobs Don't Require Advanced Degrees

Nevada STEM Jobs Are Growing Faster Than Other Jobs

Computer Science Careers in Nevada

STEM Career Options Are Endless

There are many interesting STEM careers you may not have thought of, like these:

Every year, more Latinos are attending college and achieving their educational and career dreams. Are you ready to join them?

Percentage of Latino college freshman compared to all freshman-aged Latinos.

  • Four-year colleges
  • Two-year colleges
  • College-age population