MEXICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL HALL OF FAME

Mario Molina

Mario Molina, Chemist, Scientist, Nobel Prize Winner

Physical chemist Mario Molina was interested in science at an early age and created his own chemistry lab in a bathroom at his home.

After completing his studies in Mexico and Germany, he moved to the United States to obtain an advanced degree in physical chemistry at the U.C. Berkeley.

He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995 for his work on the effects of man-made compounds on the ozone layer... Continue reading

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Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M. D., Mexican American Professional

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa (also known as “Dr. Q”) is a neurosurgeon, author, and researcher. Currently, he is the “William J. and Charles H. Mayo Professor” and Chair of Neurologic Surgery and runs a basic science research lab at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville in Florida. In recognition of his work, Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa has received many awards and honors, . . . → Read More: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M. D., Mexican American Professional

5 Latinos Forging New Ground and Breaking Barriers

We’re all familiar with prominent Latinos who have broken barriers to become national and international household names – from Rita Moreno and Gloria Estefan to JLo and Pitbull. Or think Sonia Sotomayor or Pulitzer prize-winner Junot Díaz.
Here’s a small list of Latinos who are breaking barriers in their professions and leaving their mark as they . . . → Read More: 5 Latinos Forging New Ground and Breaking Barriers

Mario Molina, Chemist, Scientist

Biography.com

FULL NAME: Mario José Molina
OCCUPATION: Chemist, Scientist
BIRTH DATE: March 19, 1943 (age 72)
EDUCATION: University of California, Irvine, University of California, Berkeley
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mexico City, Mexico
ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces

Mexican-born chemist Mario Molina won a Nobel Prize in 1995 for his research on how man-made compounds affect the ozone layer.

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Born in Mexico City in 1943, chemist Mario Molina . . . → Read More: Mario Molina, Chemist, Scientist

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Author, Poet & Teacher

Benjamin Alire Sáenz Wins 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

Chairman of the Department of Creative Writing Benjamin Alire Sáenz has been selected as the winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America’s largest peer juried prize for fiction. He won the prize for his collection of short stories titled Everything Begins . . . → Read More: Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Author, Poet & Teacher

Pat Mora, Author Presenter and Literacy Advocate

Pat Mora was born in El Paso, Texas, on January 19, 1942. A descendant of four grandparents who came to Texas from Mexico during the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and the early twentieth century, Mora’s bilingual and bicultural experiences inform her literary contributions.

Pat is a writer and cultural preservationist who seeks to document the lives of . . . → Read More: Pat Mora, Author Presenter and Literacy Advocate