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Martin Meraz Garcia

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Chicano Education


The purpose for writing this research paper is to inform readers and give them a new perspective on the low population of Latin@s in computer science and other STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) related fields. This research project shows the underrepresentation of Latin@s in high tech jobs, and some of the possible causes behind this phenomenon. This paper will look toward the statistics showing that there is an absence of Latin@s in computer science and STEM across the nation, and through those statistics attempt to give the reader a comprehensive understanding of the current situation in the computer science and STEM workforces involving Latin@s in the United States. Most of the information used was found in peer reviewed scholarly journals and information from the U.S. American Community Survey. The timeframe for data used in this research paper was restricted to all findings after the year 2000.