Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Comentarios from Maria: “Why the National STEM Education Fund Is So Important”

Occupations in STEM fields are the second-fastest growing in the nation, just behind health care, according to a Georgetown University study. And while the nation is expected to have more than 8.6 million STEM-related jobs available in 2018, as many as three million of those jobs might be unfilled, warns the National Math and Science Initiative. At […]

Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile Join Forces with AT&T in Their “It Can Wait” Campaign

          The four largest cellphone companies, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile will launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting and driving. The cellphone giants, along with roughly 200 other organizations united behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan, are set to heavily push the campaign this summer. The campaign represents […]

Guest Blogger: Gus West “Internet Doesn’t Need More Rules”

The Obama administration will soon be looking for a new top telecommunications cop. Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski recently announced that he’d soon be leaving his post. Some are calling for the next FCC chair to aggressively police the Internet and exert a tighter regulatory hold over the firms that have built its backbone. […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Bipartisan Coalition Bolsters U.S. STEM”

Co-Written with John E. Sununu The sequester’s arrival on March 1 left Americans with more questions than answers about our country’s economic future. Most of all, it epitomized the challenge of finding consensus in the current political climate. That failure makes the bipartisan movement on immigration reform this year all the more impressive — and […]

Comentarios from Maria: “House Steps Up with National STEM Competition”

House Steps Up with National STEM Competition Added Focus Can Help Address Disparities in Math and Science Former Astronaut Jose Hernandez makes a strong case for expanding opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and computer science fields in a recent op-ed saying “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize we are trailing […]

Digital Technologies Central to Teaching in the Classroom

A recent survey from Pew Internet says that teachers in middle and secondary schools have found digital technologies central to their teachings, with 92% saying the Internet has a “major impact” on their ability to “access content, resources, and materials for their teaching”. Mobile technology is also central to the learning process, as 73% of […]

Texting and Driving: It Can Wait / Textear Y Conducir: Puede Esperar

AT&T will launch a nationwide campaign on September 19, aimed primarily at teenagers. During the session of the Latino Youth Town Hall during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute conference, telephone company AT&T announced the launch of the campaign “Texting and Driving: It Can Wait” AT&T Assistant Vice President of External Affairs, and spokeswoman for the […]

Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Nuestro Futuro”

The prize for the worst acronym ever should go to STEM, which refers to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For many Latinos, it’s what you get at the florist. But STEM is no laughing matter. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa often cites the figure that just to meet current demand, and to maintain our global competitiveness, America […]

VOXXI joins Face the Facts USA, a project of George Washington University, Introduces “100 Facts in 100 Days”

        MIAMI, FL (July 30, 2012) – VOXXI, the premier site for independent analysis and commentary with a Hispanic focus, announced today that it joined forces with Face the Facts USA, a new nonpartisan, multi-platform content hub and civic engagement initiative dedicated to elevating the tone of national debate with provocative facts. […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Latino Voices Necessary in Mobile Internet Debates”

There has been a lot of talk about how Latinos need to come out and vote to have their voices heard. But what we haven’t heard enough of is the importance of Latinos becoming active participants in shaping the policies of the technology industry. I have been interested and involved in helping to ensure Latinos […]