STEM Loteria Board Game
STEM Loteria is a project to not only learn about cell biology terms and become familiar with them but also to raise awareness about the lack of diversity in STEM. Loteria is a traditional Mexican board game that is culturally relevant and by changing the game to scientific terms we get to educate and represent a population that is usually excluded from STEM circles, Latinx people. The goal is to address the lack of diversity and tackle it by creating a cultural game and making it STEM-related, including different identities and tackling gender and race disparities. My project aims to show how an important cultural element can be used in academic spaces to learn, increasing the representation and engagement of these marginalized communities. Lastly to highlight local organizations and efforts to tackle this disparity, and to play the game to have fun and learn.