SHPE for Students

Whether you’re a high school, college, or graduate student, you’ll find your home at SHPE. And no matter which areas of STEM you’re into, we can guide you on a path to greatness.


Where do you want to go?

To join SHPE, you don’t have to know exactly what you want to do when you graduate. We can help you figure that out! We offer a ton of different programs and events so you can choose what’s right for you:

High School Chapters

Check out all of the high schools across the country with SHPE chapters. If your school isn’t on the list, you can start a chapter! Talk about a resumé builder.

Noche de Ciencias

These “family science nights” for high school students and families bring STEM to life. Imagine yourself in different STEM careers and discover what excites you.

College Chapters

SHPE started out as just a couple of college chapters in California. Now, there are more than 245 across the country! Join yours today, or if your school doesn’t have a chapter yet let’s work together to get one going.

SHPEtinas: Igniting Latinas in STEM

While women make up 24% of the STEM field, only 3% are Latinas. Enter the SHPEtinas—an amazing group of women on a mission to break into the field as powerful leaders. Join them!

latinXfactor Webinars

Sharpen your professional edge through this webinar series that features leaders at top STEM organizations. Learn how to nail interviews, perfect your resumé, network, and articulate your X-factor to the world.


SHPE can pair you with a professional mentor who wants to help guide and challenge you to reach your full potential. You can never have enough role models and connections in STEM!


Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we award more than $300,000 in scholarships to more than 150 of our student members every year. You could be one of them.

Convention, NILA, and Regional Events

We’re always putting on events. Our national conferences draw thousands of students and professionals from all over the country! At Convention alone, you’ll find Pre-College, Academic, SHPETinas, and Tech & Innovation conference tracks for students. And our local events are a great way to connect with SHPE members in your area.

Find Your Student Chapter

Wherever you are in the country, there’s probably a SHPE chapter nearby. Hundreds of high schools, two-year and four-year colleges already have SHPE chapters. And if your school hasn’t established a chapter yet, we’ll help you get one off the ground.

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"By having the support of the SHPE Familia through this scholarship I know that there is a group of people who believe I can succeed."

Camila Salomon, University of Southern California Winner SHPE Undergraduate Scholarship
We can’t wait to meet you.

Joining SHPE marks the beginning of something great for you—both personally and professionally.