On Monday September 21st, we held our first Cena y Ciencias of the academic year! Our students had a blast learning about the solar system in our lesson The Scale of the Universe, taking small maps to a larger scale as they split into groups and walked out the distances between planets.

For our efforts in Cena y Ciencias and support for minorities in science, Brenda Andrade,  Ariana Bravo,  and María Alejandra Bautista were invited to meet with Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti on September 16th. The discussion revolved around outreach and programs to help encourage underrepresented populations pursue STEM fields. To read more, visit http://www.istem.illinois.edu/news/sanguinetti.html