Dr. Ellen Ochoa’s shares her Pathway to STEM

November 26, 2021

The first Hispanic woman to travel to space, Dr. Ellen Ochoa, joined the East Los Angeles College Town Hall Series to discuss racial and gender biases in the science field. Dr. Ochoa shared some of her college experiences including being discriminated against by professors and feeling unrepresented in the science field.

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Reuben Roque on active duty in U.S. Army on 9/11

The unforgettable events of September 11th finally lay to rest as the 20-year-war comes to an end. Reuben Roque is the adjunct director of psychology and program coordinator for STEM veterans at East Los Angeles college, who was on active duty with the United States Army when the attacks of 9/11 took place.

September 29, 2021
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Veteran STEM program receives $1.6 million grant

“This is a grant that we’ve been working on for three years. This is not something that’s put together in a month. So of course when we got the grant, we were very happy, but it’s very important to know that this was a team effort,” said Director of STEM Armando Rivera.

September 27, 2018
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ELAC Director of Special Projects Honored

 By Jose Ivan Cazares Director of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects Dr. Armando Rivera will receive the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Educator of the Year award alongside STEM professionals from industry, military, government and academic institutions on Oct. 16. Great Minds in STEM will host the 27th annual HENAAC STEM Career Conference in Pasadena. Great Minds in STEM is a non-profit organization focused on educational awareness…

September 29, 2015
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Educational summit introduces career opportunities, advancement programs

By Rogelio Alvarez and Amber Paramo The Community Economic Development (CED) Summit presented internships, apprenticeships and vocational skill training to students and community who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The summit took place on March 13 at East Los Angeles College in the G3 Arts Foyer Room.​ It was a chance for students and the community to build connections with professionals working in related fields. The goal of…

March 15, 2015
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Elan lives dream at NASA internship

By Jade Inglada Engineering major Ruben Cardiel, 19, had the chance to realize a part of his dream through a NASA internship. Cardiel was one of 40 college students from across the nation selected for NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program. “It’s not often that you get an internship at your dream job,” Cardiel said. The sophomore found out about the program through an email he received from…

December 10, 2014
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STEM encourages women in science

By Jade Inglada Select female high school students from the surrounding area have the opportunity to be part of the Engineering and Technologies Department’s “ELAC Ladies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)Program” which began last Saturday. Associate Professor and Department Chair Jose C. Ramirez started the program. “STEM is a male dominated field. For the 85 percent of men in this field, there’s only about 15 percent women,” Ramirez…

November 5, 2014
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