Ayala, Y., Rivera, J., & Núñez, A. M. (2023, March 17). The Role of Federal Agencies in Supporting Hispanic-Serving Institutions and STEM Diversity. Public Scholarship Collaborative Blogs. Stanford Graduate School of Education.

For years, the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) have lacked diverse representation of students. In some disciplines, like computer science, diversity has remained especially stagnant. However, there are growing initiatives to promote the success of minoritized students in STEM. The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) is a network of computer science departments at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the nation that aims to increase the number of Latinx students graduating with credentials in computer science. Bianca Alvarez, a current doctoral student in computer science at the University of Texas at El Paso, described how CAHSI has played a role in motivating her to dream beyond what she thought was possible:      

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