Rocket Scientists at Andrew Hill High School


Kids who grow up in Silicon Valley’s Latino neighborhoods, the children of groundskeepers, janitors, cooks and construction workers, rarely get a shot at high-paying, high-tech jobs. Just 4.7 percent of the Valley’s tech professionals are Latino and 2.2 percent are African-American, according to 2015 data from the American Community Survey. By contrast, 57 percent are foreign-born, with many coming from India and China, a local industry group estimates.

Programs like Quest for Space are trying to change that. Read about how internships are connecting first generation college bound student to STEM careers here.

Quest for Space teammates at Andrew Hill High School (East San Jose) launch a rocket to the International Space Station.