NASA And Univision Collaborate To Engage Hispanic Students
NASA and Univision Communications Inc. are teaming up to launch an on-air and online initiative to help engage Hispanic students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. NASA is committed to preparing the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists. Univision, a leading Spanish-language media company with television, radio, online and interactive assets focused on improving graduation rates and preparing Hispanic students for college.

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 2, Univision will air a series of Spanish-language educational video segments produced by NASA and titled "NASA and You" (NASA y Tu). Featuring Hispanic employees from NASA as role models, the 30-second videos will present new perspectives on education and STEM careers. Among many featured NASA staff members are astronaut Jose Hernandez, who talks about his life and how he became an astronaut, and Margaret Dominguez, an optics engineer, who talks about the engineering challenges of putting a mirror as large as a tennis court in small spacecraft.

"NASA's challenging missions offer a unique opportunity to inspire excellence in students of every age," said NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver. "This collaboration will combine NASA's unique STEM educational content with Univision's communications platforms to reach Hispanic youth and encourage them to pursue STEM-related careers." The segments will air on Saturday mornings on the Univision children's block "Planeta U." They are part of the company's comprehensive, multi-platform, three-year national education initiative called Es El Momento.

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