Mexican Geeks


Meet the Mexican American super brains of MIT= The prestigeous Massachusetts Institute of Technology a private research university located in Cambridge ,Massachusetts.MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research. This illustrious school has an awesome group representing!  The MAES Society = Mexican American Engineers and Scientists. Just who is MAES and what is their purpose?

The primary mission of the Society is one of image development. Firstly, by projecting the positive image of our members through their accomplishments, MAES will achieve its underlying mission, which is to eradicate the stereotypic perception that society has had of Mexican Americans. Secondly, by providing a networking and nurturing environment to develop their professional image, its members have opportunities to develop and hone their leadership, communication, management and technical skills. The goals of MAES are to assist its members with:

Development of opportunities
Placement and recruitment
Promoting and recognizing achievements
Technical and professional meetings
National Symposium and technical presentations
Promoting science and engineering among students
Scholarship assistance

http://web.mit.edu/maes/www/history.html

Next time someone tries to tear you or our people down by saying that Mexicans don’t have: the talent, brains,  the drive or dedication , just look to people like these wonderful talents that not only gained entrance to such an important institute, but are there as leaders. Yet another fine example of “SI SE PUEDE”

P.S. Speaking of “SI SE PUEDE” check out this awesome article by lauramartinez.wordpress.com entitled “FORGET ARIZONA. MEXICO GETS OWN NASA YAY!”

http://lauramartinez.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/forget-arizona-mexico-gets-own-nasa-yay/

Deja Huella Educate: Los Hispanos Y la educación


“Unfortunately, Latinos have the lowest high school and college completion rates of any racial or ethnic group. Despite recent advances in educational attainment, reports from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal that serious discrepancies remain when Hispanic educational levels are compared to other groups:

Hispanics registered a 23.8 percent high school dropout rate, the highest of any major racial or ethnic group (ages 16 to 24), compared to 7 percent for non-Hispanic whites.*
In 2000, 36% percent of Hispanic high-school graduates ages 18 to 24 enrolled in colleges and universities, compared to 44 percent of non-Hispanic whites.*
About 12 percent of Hispanic adults currently have a bachelor’s degree, compared with 30.5 percent of non-Hispanic whites.*
*National Center for Education Statistics, Status and Trends in the Education of Hispanics.-
Hispanic Scholarship Fun.Org
Tenemos que luchar! Tenemos que mejorar nuestra cituacion! No podemos seguir dejando que nos ataquen y nosotros sin armas. Educate superate. Superemosnos!  Si se puede RAZA! Digamos y demostremos con nuestras acciones “YO NO SOY MENOS YO SI PUEDO!”
lA IGNORANCIA MATA! Mata la causa daña a la raza, disuelve la lucha!

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