2016 Recipients of Prestigious SHPE STAR Awards Announced
Awardees will be recognized at the 2016 SHPE National Conference
Los Angeles, CA, – Sept. 30, 2016 – Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) announced today the recipients of this year’s prestigious SHPE Technical Achievement Recognition (STAR) Awards, honoring key contributors in the Hispanic community in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The competitive selection process is led by a committee of experienced and knowledgeable STEM leaders who support the SHPE mission.
“For SHPE, the STAR Awards represents the major contributions members of our Hispanic community have made in STEM; it is the true essence of who we are as an organization by recognizing major strides achieved by our SHPE Familia on a local, regional, and national level.” said Barry Cordero, Interim CEO, SHPE.
The annual STAR Awards are SHPE’s premier event, for over 30 years SHPE has recognized individuals and corporations nationally for their dedication, commitment and selfless efforts to the growth and advancement of Hispanics in STEM. The STAR Awards offer several honored categories representing exceptional college students to industry professionals and public and private corporations.
SHPE is pleased to announce this year’s 21 outstanding STAR Award winners in each of our honorable categories.
|Award Category||Awardee Name||Company|
|Community Service||Lorena L. Loucel||Lockheed Martin|
|Company of the Year||The Boeing Company|
|Corporate Achievement||David Jauregui||Texas Instruments|
|Diversity||Joseph Perea||ExxonMobil Company|
|Educator of the Year – Higher Education||Jose Orlando Rivera||Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico|
|Green Engineer||Antonio J. Carrillo||Kimberly-Clark Corp.|
|Government Agency of the Year||US Bureau of Reclamation|
|Hispanic in Technology – Corporate||Juan Cifuentes||General Dynamics|
|Innovator||Luis A. Tapia||Honeywell Aerospace|
|Jamie Oaxaca, David Davila Jr.||The Boeing Company|
|Junipero Serra, Rosa Linda Puga||Lockheed Martin|
|Manager of the Year||Magin Reyes||Exelon|
|Professional Role Model||Leonel Soto||Raytheon|
|Promising Engineer||Mariana Verdi||Chevron|
|SHPE Star of Today||Adriana Sandoval||Chevron|
|SHPE Star of Tomorrow||Omar De Leon||ExxonMobil Company|
|Student Role Model – Graduate||Indhira Maria, Hasbun Baez||Utah State University|
|Student Role Model – Undergraduate||Ernesto E. Covarrubias||Cal State Los Angeles|
|Young Investigator Award||Alejandro W. Rodriguez||Princeton University|
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers offers a network of more than 10,000 members and 400 chapters within the U.S. SHPE’s mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE provides a variety of programming and resources including hosting the largest annual Hispanic STEM conference in the nation. For more information, visit www.shpe.org.