We are all aware of the challenges facing our young people in today’s rapidly changing global economy. To remain competitive, the U.S. must soon graduate more than 100,000 more engineers per year. If we are to meet this goal, we must strongly encourage young Latinos to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


With this goal in mind, LATINO Magazine will be presenting an AHORA Student Day on March 28, 2013 in San Jose. At the event, students are encouraged to pursue STEM degrees by meeting successful Latinos. This is part of a national program that has been presented in Albuquerque, Detroit, El Paso and other cities. AHORA Student Days expose high school students to role models in various careers in a fun, positive environment and demonstrate the value of staying in school and getting an education.  They will have the opportunity to interact with panelists from a variety of companies and organizations, including Juan Carlos Cabrera, Oracle; Katty Coulson, Cisco; and Ed Vargas; AT&T. Dr. Ray Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin, will give the keynote address. Below is additional information for the event and the agenda.


All are welcome and there is no cost of any kind for participating schools or students. Free refreshments will be served and complimentary copies of LATINO Magazine will be distributed to all who attend.




San Jose, March 28, 2013

9:30 AM Students arrive at National Hispanic University

9:30-9:45 Refreshments

9:45 Introduction by Alfredo Estrada, LATINO Magazine

9:45-9:50 Welcome by NHU Leadership

9:50-10:00 Keynote by Dr. Ray Johnson, Lockheed Martin


10:00-10:45  AHORA Panel Discussion I


Moderator: Alfredo Estrada, LATINO Magazine

Panelists:  Katty Coulson, Cisco

Juan Carlos Cabrera, Oracle

Yashir Dheming, Symantec


10:345-11:30  AHORA Panel Discussion II


Moderator: Dalia Smith, LATINO Magazine

Panelists:   Vanessa Aponte, Lockheed

Ed Vargas, AT&T


11:30 Departure of students