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L@S Ganas Dialogues Begin!

On September 6th and 13th, the Latino Cultural Center hosted their first two dialogues with the students from the L@s GANAS Research cohort class. L@s GANAS stands for Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for the Advancement of Science, and it is funded by the Hispanic Serving Institution federal grant, including multiple forms of support for UIC students. At the dialogue, students discussed what it means to be part of Latinx cultures as STEM students, and engaged with activities to help the participants get to know one another, appreciate their shared cultures, and consider each other teammates on the path to success. They will attend more dialogues in the future over the course of their two-year research project, exploring history, challenges, and contemporary assets of Latinos in the fields of science. Find more information here.