Profile of Luz Rivas, engineering educator

Early contact with technology helped inspire her professionally.

Sara Inés Calderón | August 15, 2012 | 1:00 pm

There was a really cool profile of a Latina engineer in STEMinist this week, Luz Rivas currently works as an engineering educator at Iridescent. She first became interested in technology in school when she came into contact with a Apple IIe computer.

She said that it’s important for children to be informed about STEM and to encourage them to pursue these fields:

It’s important for kids to know about cutting-edge science research. I think kids should be aware that science is not a set of facts and that people are working on answering scientific questions and developing new technologies, sometimes in their own neighborhoods.

Read the entire story here.

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Sara Inés Calderón is a journalist and writer who lives between Texas and California. Follow her on Twitter @SaraChicaD.

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