Get to know your SHPE Familia as you read and reflect through a book or published paper that empowers you! Themes include authenticity, leadership, and personal growth - to name a few!


#SHPEReads is a program that came to be as a result of ongoing social distancing, irregular in-person academics, and continued feelings of isolation. Looking for additional ways to virtually connect and educate our members, we started a “book club” of sorts.

#SHPEReads places students into an online community to discuss literature, whether it be books, articles, or essays. Topics are selected to address critical issues facing the participants, and a discussion is led by authors or facilitated by volunteer leaders. Participants learn from both the content and each other.

#SHPEreads: GRADS (GRaduate & Advanced Degree Students) Edition
The #SHPEreads: GRADS Edition brings together graduate students in one 90-minute session to read and discuss a journal article on a relevant topic. Each meeting is led by the paper’s author and gives graduate students the opportunity to not only learn from the author and the paper’s content but also from each other.

#SHPEReads GRADS: Hidden Curriculum in Engineering

May 17, 2022
7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Author: Dr. Idalis Villanueva Alarcón


  1. L. Gelles, K. Youmans, & I. Villanueva. (2019). Sparking Action: How Emotions Fuel or Inhibit Advocacy around Hidden Curriculum in Engineering, European Society of Engineering Education (SEFI), Budapest, Hungary, September 16-19, 2019.

  2. V. Sellers & I. Villanueva Alarcón. (2020). What strategies do diverse women in engineering use to cope with situational hidden curriculum? Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (virtual), Women in Engineering Division, Long Beach, CA, June 27-30, 2021, Paper ID #32762, 1-16.

All SHPE members that register, attend, and participate in the meeting will receive a $30 DOORDASH gift card!


#SHPEReads GRADS: Pride Month Celebration

June 14, 2022
7:00 - 8:30 pm ET

Author: Jerry A. Yang


  1. LGBTQ+ in ECE: Culture and (Non)Visibility (IEEE Trans Ed 2021) - https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9365711

  2. Resistance and Community-Building in LGBTQ+ Engineering Students (JWM 2021) - https://www.dl.begellhouse.com/journals/00551c876cc2f027,5de32f724bc4c0ca,3f41568702395dcb.html

  1. Cultural Scripts, Space, and Identity (CoNECD 2021) - https://peer.asee.org/36078

All SHPE members that register, attend, and participate in the meeting will receive a $30 DOORDASH gift card!


To sponsor a #SHPEreads Series, please reference our SHPE Partnership Guide.

If you have any questions about the #SHPEreads program, please contact programs@shpe.org.