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More Focus on Finances Needed to Increase Latino Science and Math Graduates
December 1, 2010
A recently released report co-written by a University of California, Riverside, professor argues that more attention needs to placed on finances to increase the number of Latino students graduating in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
University of California, Riverside
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