Angelica Andrews, left, an undergraduate computer science student, wrote the coding for a tutorial app set to revolutionize first steps in melanoma detection. She also happens to be Hispanic.
Earlier, she compiled multiple programs used to edit and manipulate images, under the direction of Borko Furht, Ph.D., right, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. As a result, at age 19, she co-authored a book on digital processing published by Springer. "Being hispanic, and not having lots of opportunities, FAU opened doors for me," Andrews said.
To pave the way for amplifying Hispanic student success, a university-wide research and educational initiative is tackling challenges facing Hispanic students as they prepare to enter the workforce.
The initiative is co-directed by Andrés Ramírez, Ph.D., and María D. Vásquez, Ph.D. both faculty members of the College of Education. FAU is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution.
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