Celebrating 30 Years of Regional Leadership Conferences
The Regional Leadership Development Conference was designed to strengthen the student and professional chapters in SHPE’s 7 regions by providing an avenue for learning and engaging future Hispanic leaders. Since 1987, the RLDCs have offered robust interactive programming that focused on developing key strengths and skills to be an effective leader. SHPE Members gain knowledge in areas such as organizational structure, engaging more Hispanics in STEM, cultivating chapter connections to the Hispanic community, personal and professional development, and community service.
Thank You to our Industry Partnership Council Members
IPC Members at SHPE 2016 National Conference
As we close out 2016, SHPE wants to send a big thank you to our Industry Partnership Council members.
The Industry Partnership Council (IPC) is an integral part of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) achieving our organizational mission. Together we have provided thousands of Hispanics with career opportunities and increased the number of Hispanic students pursuing STEM in our continued collective effort to diversify the workforce of today and the future.
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.
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