As part of the Latham Science Engagement Initiative, Jorge partnered with the Multi-Ethnic Engineering and Science Association (MESA) tutoring service in the College of Engineering. Twenty local underrepresented youth and their parents had the opportunity to interact with science professionals. The kids went through demonstrations of sorts by various panelist members, including science writer, Richard Lewis, outreach and education researcher, Emily Schoerning, and professor, Bryant McAllister, from University of Iowa. The students had the opportunity during a Q&A session to ask about the career paths and jobs of their demonstrators. The parents meanwhile received free English enhancement classes, where bilingual tutors will work on increasing their language skills. The children were provided free dinner courtesy of the College of Engineering and at the end of the two-night program, gifts were given thanks to donations from UICCU and Blick arts. From this event, Jorge hoped to encourage students from a broad spectrum of interest, to see that science isn’t for the elite, or for people of certain groups. It is full of niches and when you find your own, you can make a career out of it.