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Join 3rd–12th grade students’ from across Regions 3, 5, & 6 for a fun, free, virtual Science Night filled with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)! Engage with college students, university professors, and industry professionals.

At SHPE, we know early exposure to STEM positively influences the likelihood of a student choosing it for their career path. The Noche de Ciencias™ program is designed to introduce the profound possibilities of STEM to K-12 students and their families.

Regions 3, 5, and 6 are made up of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

What is Noche de Ciencias™?

Noche de Ciencias™ events engage and inspire Hispanic youth (and their parents) to pursue STEM degrees and careers and ultimately advance SHPE’s mission and vision.

Noche de Ciencias™ programming is aligned with impactful STEM after-school programs that yield STEM specific benefits, such as pursuing STEM education and career paths later in life. Noche de Ciencias™ objectives are grouped into three (3) main categories:​

  • STEM Awareness and Interest: I KNOW STEM. Increase students’ awareness of and interest in STEM so that they can properly identify the different degrees, careers, and industries within the STEM field.​
  • SELF-EFFICACY IN STEM: I CAN DO STEM. Empower and strengthen students’ self-confidence in pursuing and achieving STEM degrees and careers.​
  • SELF-IDENTITY IN STEM: I AM STEM. Provide students opportunities to think and act as STEM professionals.​

These objectives are accomplished through interactive STEM activities, networking opportunities, and sharing information on SHPE, as well as, by helping parents understand STEM opportunities through bilingual Parent Workshops.

Video Credit: SHPE Twin Cities Professional Chapter

If you have any questions about the event, please contact kasandred@shpe.org.

Volunteer with us

Apply by April 9 for the opportunity to give back to the youth in your community. Now’s your chance to polish your project management skills, make new contacts, give back to your community, and have fun!

"It's Not Magic, It's Science"

As a Global STEM Ambassador, Jay Flores knows just how important STEM is to the future of the world. He’s spreading the word through his energizing presentations and outreach to schools, community groups and industry experts. As a keynote speaker, Jay is masterful in connecting STEM to everyday life and motivating students to become tomorrow’s innovators.

The power of STEM, Jay advocates, can help young girls and boys become super heroes, solve big (and little) problems and contribute their best ideas to improve our planet.

In 2019 Jay brought STEM to the mainstream media as a star on Telemundo’s athletic competition show Exatlon Estados Unidos. His servant leadership along with his passion for inspiring young people to overcome obstacles and excel in STEM earned him the nickname “Corazón de Oro” (Heart of Gold).

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His high energy and intellect have been recognized by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), who elected Jay when he was 19 years old as the youngest voting national board member in SHPE history. He served 5 years on the SHPE national board and has contributed to a wide variety of state, national and global STEM advisory boards.

Jay lives in the Miami area, but travels frequently for speaking engagements and to compete at an international level in Obstacle Course Racing. Learn more about Jay’s devotion to STEM by watching “WHY Everyone is Born an Engineer: Jay Flores at TEDx UW Madison” on YouTube.

Join us on May 19!

If you are a 3rd-12th grader with an interest in STEM, register now for this fun-filled evening of STEM activities and information about STEM careers and opportunities.

If you know a 3rd-12th grader with an interest in STEM, please share this event with them and encourage them (or their parent) to sign up.

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