SHPE Announces New Director of Information Technology
SHPE Advocates for Dreamers
In a January letter to Congressman Will Hurd (R-Tex.) and Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-Cal.), CEO Raquel Tamez wrote "On behalf of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and our 10,000 members nationwide, I write in support of the Uniting and Securing America Act (USA Act) which we believe is a strong bipartisan solution that will allow our “DREAMers” to remain in the United States."
Tamez goes on to say, "As an organization focused on STEM, we can attest to the fact that thousands of the immigrant students you seek to protect in your legislation are some of the brightest minds in our nation and seeking STEM careers."
This is just the start of a long-term plan to advocate on behalf of the SHPE membership and to be your voice in Washington, DC. We hope you all will write similar letters to your representatives to show your support as well. As always, we are better together!
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SHPE's CEO Letter to Congress
SHPE National Conference 2017
More than 6,000 professionals, students, and industry leaders will gather in Kansas City, MO at the Kansas City Convention Center, November 1-5, 2017 for four days of networking, workshops, guest speakers, award ceremonies, and competitions under the theme of Illuminate & Innovate, inspired by the night lights and lively bustle of Kansas City, and the increasing recognition of the role Hispanics play as part of America's 21st century economy.
“According to the Census Bureau, Hispanics in the U.S. represent 15% of the workforce, but only 8% of the STEM workforce. SHPE’s mission is to improve on those numbers and to empower Hispanics as leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers,” said SHPE CEO, Raquel Tamez. “The SHPE National Conference is our chance each year to renew that mission and engage with the membership we serve to ensure progress is made. Students and professionals from around the country come together to create opportunities for their careers. This year’s attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders from some of the largest STEM employers in the world, learn from some of the brightest minds in the field, and test their skills alongside their colleagues.
SHPE Announces New Chief Operating Officer
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 7,2017)--Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), a national network representing professional engineers in the Hispanic community, today announced the appointment of Dr. Christopher Miguel Wilkie as its new Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff.
Dr. Wilkie brings to the position an extensive background in nonprofit management and an esteemed reputation as a transformational leader. His expertise in nonprofit Governance, Risk, and Compliance will be paramount to his contributions at SHPE.
SHPE also announces the new appointment of Dr. Dora Renaud as Senior Director of Academics and Professional Development. A passionate educator, mentor and advisor, Dr. Renaud has built a strong foundation for teaching and learning, and her published research focuses on professional development for effective leaders.
SHPE Announces New National Board Chair Miguel Alemañy and Welcomes Five New Board Members as of July 1
Los Angeles, Calif., – June 26, 2017 - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) CEO, Raquel Tamez, announced today that Miguel Alemañy will step up as the new Chair of the National Board of Directors effective July 1. Currently the Director of Worldwide Research & Development for Flavors & Fragrance at Procter & Gamble, Alemañy has been active with SHPE for the past 18 years, and most recently served as the Board Vice Chair.
Alemañy stated, “As a lifetime active member of SHPE, and a passionate supporter of its critical mission in society, I’m honored by this opportunity to serve as Board Chair. By building upon the legacy of my predecessors and with the support of our Board, it is my intention to take the organization to the next level of performance executing our mission. I’m looking forward to working with Raquel and the whole leadership team as we guide SHPE in the coming years.”