Last weekend, Chapman University and the School of Communication partnered with the Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies (AISS) to host the inaugural AISS Chapman STEM-C INSPIRES Weekend Academy. This kick-off event marked the beginning of a seven weeks-long summer training and an overall two years-long program (called the AISS College to Career Readiness STEM Program)
I took this picture in December 2016 while traveling in the coastal rainforests of Belize. The image on the building depicts two Belize Cacao Lords straddling the entrance to one of the few remaining chocolatiers following the process of their Mayan ancestors. The gesture depicts their value of encouraging acceptance yet only through dedication and perseverance.