SHPE supports our members with cutting-edge professional development, resources, and tools to promote our mission of impacting the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. Our programs are designed to increase the numbers of Hispanics in STEM and support them along their personal and professional journey. Beginning with pre-college programs and progressing through professional programs, SHPE plays a vital role in preparing members to be successful STEM professionals.

SHPE’s National Convention delivers five conferences, along with numerous events, competitions, and awards that showcase the achievements of Hispanics in STEM.

  • Conferences

    The five individual conferences align with our national programs:

    Professionals in STEM >
    Academic >
    SHPEtinas: Igniting Latinas in STEM >
    Technology and Innovation >
    Pre-College >

    Attendees are able to customize their convention experience to meet their individual needs. They may choose to stay within one conference, or they could pick and choose content from across the conferences. This flexibility allows attendees to maximize the value of their National Convention experience.

  • Competitions

    Competitions provide opportunities for attendees to hone and test their STEM skills, as well as be recognized for their accomplishments through awards and national recognition. This year’s competitions include:

    Engineering Science Symposium >
    Innovation Challenge: Building Tomorrow Together >
    Extreme Engineering >
    Cyber Security Challenge >
    Nissan Design Competition >

  • Special Events

    SHPE National Convention showcases an array of prestigious special events, including the Opening Ceremony, Student and Professional Mentoring Panel and Networking, STAR Awards, National Meeting, and Closing Ceremony.

    Special Events

  • Star Awards

    SHPE Technical Achievement and Recognition (STAR) Awards honor outstanding professionals for their dedication, commitment, and selfless efforts to grow and advance Hispanics in STEM careers. STAR Awards also recognize a company and government agency for demonstrating significant, measurable, and visible assistance to further SHPE’s mission. These prestigious awards are made at the Excellence in STEM Awards Luncheon and the black-tie STAR Awards Gala where STAR Award honorees share their inspirational stories with peers, students, and corporate representatives.

    STAR Awards