Summit set to inspire local students
About 500 area students are expected to attend the 17th
annual Latino Youth Summit May 14 to May 15, 2019 at The
University of Toledo to gain a better understanding of the
four-year college experience and discuss paths to success.
“We want students to leave campus knowing that they should be
proud of their Latino heritage and culture, and that higher
education is an option for them,” said Aleiah Jones,
coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Student Success
and committee chair of the event. “We want them to learn about
all of the opportunities that are available to them here so that
one day they can become Rockets.”
Dr. Germán García-Fresco
The session for sixth- to eighth-graders will take place from
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. High schoolers will visit
campus from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Both will be
held in the Thompson Student Union.
Students will discuss college preparation tips, career
exploration and scholarship opportunities.
Dr. Germán García-Fresco,
neuroscientist, entrepreneur and author, will be the guest
speaker at this year’s summit. He will talk to students about
“10 Things I Didn't Learn in School” at 10 a.m. both days in the
Thompson Student Union Auditorium.
Dr. García-Fresco is director of the Adaptive Neuroscience
Research Institute in San Diego CA and founder of Doctor
Fresco Academy, an online education course platform.
His research has led to advances in neurobiology, contributing
to mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. García-Fresco
has focused on the behavioral aspects of brain functioning,
specifically decision making, emotional control and creative
enhancement. He is researching techniques to increase neuronal
performance and developing health and educational brain programs
for children and adults.
The recipient of the President’s Award for excellence in
genetics and biochemistry is the author of “Train Your Brain for
Success: How a Healthy Brain is the Key to Happiness and
Success.” Published in 2018, the book focuses on how a healthy
brain can help build what Garcia-Fresco calls the three pillars
of life: health, relationships and wealth.
He studied chemistry and molecular biology at the State
University of New York at Purchase and received bachelor of arts
and master of science degrees, and continued his education at
the University of North Carolina, where he received a doctorate
in molecular neurobiology.