Equipando Padres

Providing the parents of Hispanic students the knowledge and tools to better support their children earning STEM degrees


Welcome to Equipando Padres

At SHPE, we know parents play a pivotal role in the success of their children while attending college. The Equipando Padres program is designed to fill the available parent programming gap by incorporating aspects critical to Hispanic culture and addressing specific challenges of pursuing an engineering career. As a result, padres and familia are positioned to be integral contributors to their student’s success!

About the Program

Equipando Padres workshops are currently held virtually during Noche de Ciencias. The purpose of these meetings is to engage and inspire Hispanic parents through education on college access and success, college funding, STEM career pathways, and the fundamentals of STEM. Equipando Padres workshops are bilingual and delivered by SHPE student members, parents, and SHPE professionals.

These workshops are not only for our parents (adopted or biological), but also for guardians, caregivers, other family members, and/or anyone in the life of the student that wants to see them succeed.

Padres University - Coming Soon!

Padres University will be a virtual workshop series for parents that will encourage learning through a series of videos, tools, and resources. The topics covered during our first session will be: Why College?, How to Choose a College, and How to Prepare for College Visits. Participants will have the opportunity to not only learn from the curriculum but develop a community built around a shared purpose of their children's success.

Volunteer Opportunities

SHPE is seeking excited, enthusiastic, and engaging individuals to captivate our parent audiences as presenters. Check out our volunteer interest form!

Please email padres@shpe.org with questions.