Increase Access to STEM Programs through Scholarships
Scholarships actualize each of SHPE’s mission’s components by increasing student access and support to higher education in STEM programs. Our aim is to bridge the disparities in STEM degrees between Hispanics and their non-Hispanic counterparts. With over 10,000 active members including over 8,000 student members, SHPE serves 178 student and 54 professional chapters. Our primary goal in scholarships is to fill the gap in the Hispanic education pipeline from K-12 education to successful career placement in STEM fields.
For the 2016 academic year, SHPE provided approximately $450,000 in scholarships to its members, and our plan is to increase this number for the 2017-2018 academic year!
Dedicated to STEM Diversity
Diversity in Action: Advancing STEM Professionals and Students readers have selected SHPE as the 2016 "Dedicated to STEM Diversity" nonprofit. SHPE shares this honor with our members, corporate and community partners, and the Latinx community at large. Our growth in engaging, supporting, empowering our Latinx STEM community is critical to achieving greater impact in diversifying the current and future workforce. Thank you to our media partner Diversity in Action.
See the list of nominees in Diversity in Action Fall Edition.
Highlights NILA 2016
For three decades, the National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA) has consistently produced technical leaders capable of achieving success within SHPE and their professional careers. Continuing the legacy, this year’s crop of newly elected officers received the knowledge, skills and inspiration to change lives in their local communities.
Thank you to our Industry Partnership Council Members and other sponsors for their contributions and commitment to advancing Latinx in STEM.
SHPE Conference 2016
Build Your Future.
Build Your Workforce.
SHPE Conference is the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics and Latinos in the country. Each year, the SHPE Conference attracts over 5,000 engineering professionals, students and corporate representatives. The conference is an opportunity for engineering companies and corporations to recruit top talent from SHPE membership. In addition it provides educational, technical and career opportunities for professional and student engineers.
Conference Provides Opportunity for Hispanic Engineering Students
BALTIMORE —Area Hispanic engineering students had the opportunity to gain valuable experience at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers annual conference.
It's impossible to know what these students are making because it's something that has never been created before.
"We are building a marshmallow cannon," engineering student Julian Zuluaga said. It is part of something called the "Extreme Engineering Challenge."
"It's competitive," Zuluaga said. "There are 10 teams. Each team has a company representing them."
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