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The SHPE Faculty Development Institute aims to help mentor and develop pre-tenured Hispanic science and engineering faculty for the tenured engineering professoriate. Pre-tenured faculty will participate in a one-day workshop designed to provide the skill sets and resources needed to obtain and successfully transition to tenured faculty positions. Workshops are focused on three core areas: Funding, Teaching, and Professional Development. Participants will be able to connect with tenured Hispanic faculty role models who can provide mentoring and guidance. The SHPE FDI will build a community of Hispanic engineering faculty to promote opportunities for faculty positions, postdoctoral positions, and research collaborations. Travel support is available for qualified applicants, and is provided by the National Science Foundation through this website – assisttravelgrants.org.



  • Apply for a travel grant and/or registration Promo Code to attend the SHPE FDI.
  • Participants in the FDI are required to attend the Engineering Science Symposia on Friday November 4th, 2016. Faculty will serve as a mentor and/or provide a podium research presentation as part of the Engineering Research Symposia.
  • If you wish to attend, please contact the program committee at fdi@shpe.org


Date and Time

Faculty Development Institute: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 8:00am – 9:30pm
Engineering Science Symposium: Friday, November 4th, 2016 8:00am – 6:00pm



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Session Time Faculty Development Institute
8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Distinguished Lecture Series – Plenary Talk
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Funding Strategies
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Leveraging Your Chair and Dean Effectively
12:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. SHPE Graduate Luncheon (Ticket Required)
Distinguished Lecture Series
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Effective Teaching
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Research, Teaching, and Service: What’s the Right Balance?
5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Faculty Dinner


For questions and more information, please contact the 2016 SHPE FDI Organizing Committee at fdi@shpe.org


Faculty Development Institute Organizing Committee

David Estrada, PhD
Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator
Materials Science and Engineering Department
Boise State University

Cristian Gaedicke, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering
California State University, East Bay

Berardi Sensale – Rodriguez
Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering
University of Utah

Idalis Villanueva
Assistant Professor
Engineering Education
Utah State University

Jose Manuel Cerrato Corrales
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering
University of New Mexico

Brian Mazzeo
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Brigham Young University