When you think about high school, what comes to mind?
Students make important choices about their future during high school. Selecting classes to take during high school is one of the first critical junctures when talented youth can opt out of science courses. Unfortunately, many talented and capable young people are turning away from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Latino youth are often underrepresented in STEM.
Latino science professionals report that family was critical to their success. Yet, we know little about how families impact teenagers' science motivation and choices during high school. Our goal is to help fill that gap.