Advancing opportunities for Hispanic-American students
As part of efforts to advance the opportunities of Hispanic-American students in Kentucky during Hispanic-Latino Heritage month, Prof. G. B. Hammond conducts the Targeting Excellence: Hispanic Latino Student Initiative to bring guest speakers and panel discussions in chemistry to local high schools to address Hispanic-Latino students.
In September 2015, Dr. Hammond and Dr. Miguel Garibay spoke with students of duPoint Manual High School and presented a seminar in chemistry. Additionally, Dr. Luis Echegoyen participated in a panel entitled “Successful Latinos” to discuss the opportunities of Hispanic-American students in Kentucky. Dr. Echegoyen is the former director of the chemistry division of NSF.
In 2016, the 3rd Annual Targeting Excellence: Hispanic Latino Student Initiative is going to be even better. Dr. Hammond has lined up a combination of Hispanic Latino rising stars, including Professor Aspuru-Guzik from Harvard, and other established distinguished Hispanic faculty. He plans to increase exposure of these guests to the Louisville community.