SHPE Foundation Awarded Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Subcontract
Feb. 4, 2014– The SHPE Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to strengthen and expand two of SHPE Foundation’s flagship initiatives, Noche de Ciencias and the SHPE Jr. Chapter Program.
Through a subcontract with the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University (ARL Penn State), NAVAIR will provide funding for the implementation of 20 Noches de Ciencias and the establishment of 20 SHPE Jr. Chapters in SHPE Regions 2 and 7. The contract will bring in over 100,000 in funding to the SHPE Foundation over the next 10 months.
The NAVAIR Outreach Initiative is officially underway, and SHPE Foundation staff is actively recruiting SHPE Chapters to participate.
Through the partnership with NAVAIR and ARL Penn State, the SHPE Foundation looks forward to making a lasting impact on the lives of future Hispanic STEM innovators and their families.
Pilar Montoya is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the premier national organization aimed at increasing the number of Hispanics contributing to the nation’s innovation and technology future. Read More