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St. Elmo Brady

Real-life Superheroes Inspire Boys to be STEM Leaders

Joshua Becerra shares his excitement about the UH St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy.

If Houstonian Juan Becerra, a father of three boys, could have any superpower, it’d be to look into the future. He’d use it to do everything right and lift his boys up as high as possible. He believes that all parents dream of giving their children a better life than their own.

Boys, Fathers and Mentors Work Together for STEM Engagement

Researchers and students from the University of Houston are working with fourth- and fifth-grade boys to promote interest in STEM.

Both the medium and the message are STEM – encouraging fourth and fifth-grade African-American and Latino boys to embrace the cool factor of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on engineering activities with their fathers and other mentors from the University of Houston.