Developed in 2001, The UTPA/UT- Austin Cooperative Doctoral Program in Pharmacy (CDPP) encourages students from the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo regions of South Texas to pursue pharmacy as a career, and provides recruitment, training and retention of proficient pharmacists that understand the...

Initiated in Fall 2005, the Student Employment Initiative (SEI) provides on-campus paid internship opportunities in a student’s program of study above and beyond traditional work-study.

In 2009, Cañada College created the Math Jam, a campus-wide math success program to address the low level of math preparation of underrepresented students studying STEM, allowing students to “test out” of math courses.

Elsa Núñez, President of Eastern Connecticut State University, discusses identifying potential for Latino student success and the Dual College Program.

Raúl H. Yzaguirre, Founding President of the National Council of La Raza, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and Emeritus Honorary Board Member of Excelencia in Education reflects upon Excelencia in Education and the organization's impact.

The purpose of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME) is to increase the number of students earning a STEM degree, with a specific focus on increasing the number of under-represented minority, and particularly Latino, students.