This 17-Year-Old Mexican-American Student Was Accepted to 18 Prestigious Universities

When next fall rolls around, José Alberto Aceves Salvador will begin his undergraduate career. But whether that’s as a student at Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Yale, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, or any of the other 11 schools that accepted him remains unknown. José – the son of two Mexican immigrants – will graduate as the valedictorian of his class at New Open World Academy in Los Angeles. He also has a pretty impressive résumé. Even then, he felt surprised that so many schools accepted him. “When I applied to all these universities, I felt overwhelmed,” he told La Opinión. “I thought I didn’t stand a chance, and that they wouldn’t accept me.” Continue reading This 17-Year-Old Mexican-American Student Was Accepted to 18 Prestigious Universities

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Registration for SACNAS is now open!

The 2017 SACNAS is brought to you by Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). For over 40 years SACNAS has been the leading multicultural and multidisciplinary STEM diversity organization in the country. Since its inception, our SACNAS family has grown from the number of people who can fit in to an elevator to over 25,000 SACNISTAs (members, partners, and friends). Continue reading Registration for SACNAS is now open!

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Diego Luna Voices a Moth With a Mexican Accent in John Legend’s New Animated Virtual Reality Series

Last Saturday, Baobab Studios celebrated the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of its animated virtual reality series Rainbow Crow. Special guests at the party included executive producer and voice of the title character, John Legend, as well as the narrator of the series, Kiowa-Caddo tribal elder, Randy Edmonds, an 82-year-old lifelong crusader for Native American rights and founder of the National Urban Indian Council. Continue reading Diego Luna Voices a Moth With a Mexican Accent in John Legend’s New Animated Virtual Reality Series

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