One of the most popular Mexican phrases is ‘echale ganas,’ which means “give it your all!” It’s usually used to encourage people who are experiencing a difficult time, but are determined to succeed. While the phrase can also refer to culinary cravings, ‘echale ganas’ is also used to refer to ‘brag’ or’se cree mucho,’ a reference to arrogance.
In order to encourage the next generation of Latinx students to pursue STEM fields, HSU has instituted Place-based Learning Communities (PBLs) to ensure first-generation students are supported and feel a sense of belonging. It also offers a unique hands-on cohort program, which involves living and studying together for one year. This allows students to develop a community of support from freshman year to graduation. STEM Promotores also provide guidance to undergraduates.