Pre-College Conference

SHPE’s Pre-College Conference delivers a virtual experience for high school students to explore STEM. Participants engage in activities facilitated by our professional members and corporate partners. Workshops increase STEM awareness, STEM self-efficacy, and STEM identity. In addition, parents learn about college access and increase their understanding of STEM careers.


SHPEscape Kick-Off
Monday, October 26 | 12:00PM EST
Dr. Ivonne Díaz-Claisse will kick off the SHPEscape Challenge. She is the founder of HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Students' Performance and Achievement), an organization that mobilizes Latino professionals to inspire students to pursue higher education.

SHPEscape Room Challenge
Monday, October 26 | 12:00 PM EST - Thursday, October 29 | 11:59 PM EST
Do you have the critical thinking skills to find your way out of a virtual escape room that requires you to use engineering skills to solve arcade game-like puzzles? The challenge takes place over a four-day period with competitors working at their own pace. Challenge yourself, have fun, and meet other high school students with similar interests during this interactive event.

PreCollege: Seminar for Parents - Sponsored by American Petroleum Institute

Tuesday, October 27 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Our live SHPE Parent Program which aims to educate, encourage, and excite parents about the opportunities that a STEM degree and careers can provide their students. Throughout the session parents will learn about the college admissions process, learn about college life, and converse with current students and industry professionals about their college experience.

PreColegio: Seminario Para Los Padres - Presentado por American Petroleum Institute
Martes, Octubre 27 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Nuestro Programs para los Padres educa, alienta e incentiva a los padres de las oportunidades que una licenciatura en STEM (Ciencias, Technologia, Ingenieria, Matematicas) o una carrera en STEM le proveeria a sus hijos. Durante esta sesion padres aprenderan el proceso de admision a la universidad, la vida colegial, y conversaran con estudiantes y profesionales acerca de sus experiences en la universidad.

PreCollege: Life in College - Sponsored by American Petroleum Institute
Wednesday, October 28 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

High School students have the opportunity to ask questions to current college students about college life. High school students will learn about all aspects of college life, the admission process, campus living, adjusting to the academic rigors, and in the time of COVID, how virtual learning impacted their experiences.

PreCollege: The Truth About STEM Professionals in STEM
Friday, October 30 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

High school students will have the opportunity to ask current STEM professionals about their career paths including: college and educational process, career choice and any potential career changes, their day-to-day activities.

Pre-College Agenda