Senderos a la Ciencia Program

Senderos a la Ciencia: Building the next generation of Latino professionals in Health and STEM. 

The Senderos a la Ciencia/Pathways to Science and Mentoring Project led by Hispanic Access Foundation, will conduct bilingual public outreach to Hispanic communities in New London, Connecticut, featuring thrilling talks by Latino professionals in health science/STEM and offering follow-up near-peer mentoring to interested high school students.

This project is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)- Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA). NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. The SEPA program supports educational activities that encourage pre-college students (pre-kindergarten to grade 12) from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


Project Goals

  Hispanic Access aims to:

  • Build awareness and value of careers in health research among Hispanic families in under-resourced communities.
  • Foster interest among youth to pursue health research careers.
  • Encourage a college path in health research among high school students in these communities.


Project Components

  The Senderos program aims to: 

  • Have Hispanic role model scientists provide engaging, informative monthly talks to parents and youth each school year.
  • Provide training for Hispanic scientists to offer engaging talks about their career, pathway, and cultural heritage.
  • Provide college prep coaching and mentorship for Latino high school students.

 Meet the Team


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