UAHuntsville holds second annual Latino/Latina Summer Institute

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The University of Alabama in Huntsville this week will host the second annual Latino/Latina Summer Institute. On Friday, July 20, students will participate in a graduation ceremony.

            This year approximately 40 Huntsville area middle school students will attend the summer educational event. Students will team with UAHuntsville faculty on projects such as robot building, GPS tracking, textual analysis and personalized research, as well as participating in recreational activities. A number of organizations and corporations from the Huntsville area will also participate in planned events, including NASA scientists, who will assist students in building and launching rockets.

Last year, 18 middle school students from the Huntsville City School System, marked the beginning of UAHuntsville’s multi-year commitment to increasing the number of Latino/Latina individuals graduating from the university. Developed through the Office of the Provost by Dr. Philip Kovacs, associate professor of education, the Summer Institute replicated a week of university life for the attendees.

For questions, please contact Philip Kovacs at

For more information,
contact Joyce Anderson-Maples


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