April 2019 Newsletter

It happened again. While scrolling through the channels on TV a few weeks ago, I noticed that one of my favorite movies had just started playing. It was Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory , and not the awful Johnny Depp reboot, either. It was the 1971 version with Gene Wilder, who in the words of The Atlantic , oscillates “between sincerity and deadpan sarcasm with unnerving grace” as he seeks a successor to run his beloved and surreal candy factory ... READ MORE
Under the theme of “Soaring to Success,” RLDC 5 took place in San Antonio, TX on March 21 - 24. Here are some highlights from the conference.
Build your network! Gain leadership skills! REGISTER NOW for your 2019 Regional Leadership Development Conference:
Round of applause! SHPE earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. We achieved this status for the second year in a row by updating our profile with financial information and other key metrics from the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Check out our profile.
Throughout 2019, online leadership magazine Vision , will be featuring individuals who are doing amazing things in the world.

In March, they featured Kristine Salerno, the human resources strategic partnerships and programs manager for United Technologies Corporation, a SHPE IPC member company. Read the article.
THANK YOU to all of the MentorSHPE pairs who submitted their stories to us! And CONGRATS to our winning team, UTEP recent graduate Lilia Sanchez (mentee) and James Narey (mentor) from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics-Fort Worth Professional Chapter.

About the program, James and Lilia said, “SHPE has provided the foundation of bringing together a professional and student, demonstrating how two individuals can be linked through achievements with the same purpose to pursue a STEM career.”

We’ll be featuring all of our MentorSHPE teams throughout the year on social media. Not on a team? Sign up now .

This complimentary weekly e-newsletter, brought to you by SHPE in collaboration with SmartBrief, provides a quick, two-minute read that will help keep you up to date on the latest news and trends in STEM, specifically, and the Hispanic community, generally.
If so, congratulations! You did it! Now walk across the stage in style with your very own SHPE stole.

To order your FREE stole, sign in to your member account through SHPE Connect and click on the Graduation Stoles tab found in the menu bar. Stole ordering will close on April 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm PT.
BONUS! You’re also entitled to a FREE Recent Graduate membership with SHPE. Read more.
Do you know someone who should be a member of SHPE? Or perhaps your membership has lapsed? Now is the time to join!
Join SHPE by April 30 and receive 2 MONTHS FREE!
That's 14 months for the price of a one-year membership.
Use JOIN2020 in source code box at checkout.
For more details or to share this offer with a friend, click here .
Benefits of membership include access to some of the best companies in the world, cutting-edge programs, resources for Hispanics in STEM, exclusive networking, career opportunities, skill-build ing, and  a familia for life Explore all of the membership benefits.
The STAR Awards recognize those in STEM who are changing lives through their community outreach, work, and research. We encourage you to nominate someone you feel represents the best in STEM and embody the SHPE vision.

The winners will be announced in August and celebrated in November during the Excellence in STEM Luncheon and the STAR Awards Gala at the SHPE National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

Completed nominations are due July 10, 2019 . Email questions to starawards@shpe.org .
Our latest latinXfactor™ webinar was Growing Your Entrepreneurial Mindset! with innovation expert Dorn Carranza from VentureWell. Don’t worry if you missed it! Watch the webinar recording now:
Mark your calendar now for Wednesday, April 24 , at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the next latinXfactor™ webinar: Hacking Your Professional Brand While Being Authentic .
Quest Moffat and Monique running the SHPE booth at NSBE 2019
Monique at Marine Corps Honors Detroit with Master Sergeant Damian Cason, Community Engagement Chief, Marine Corps Recruiting
latinXfactor Webinar 3 : March 27, 8pm ET/5pm PT
RLDC 3: April 4-7, Fort Collins, CO Register
RLDC 7: April 11-14, Miami, FL Register
RLDC 1: April 11-14, Portland, OR Register
RLDC 6: April 17-20, Minneapolis, MN Register
latinXfactor Webinar 4 : April 24, 8pm ET/5pm PT
latinXfactor Webinar 5 : May 29, 8pm ET/5pm PT
2019 National Convention : October 31-November 3; MORE INFO
Have a special event that you would like added to the SHPE National Events Calendar? Your regional leaders have access to the submission form, so please connect with them to have your event submitted. If you have any questions please email events@shpe.org .
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