August 2018 Newsletter

For the thousands of us that make up the SHPE Familia, the current times can feel overwhelming. Everywhere we look, from our nation’s immigration crisis to barriers for Hispanics pursuing STEM studies and professions, challenges stand in our way.

At SHPE, meeting those challenges requires constant change—an evolution of thought and action. In a word, it requires transformation. Not just in marketing and branding, but in leadership, from our youngest STEM students to professionals and executives to boardrooms and elected offices across the country.

So what exactly is transformational leadership?  Read more.
Join us for the 2018 National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on November 7-11. Gather with us u nder the theme of Better Together to grow your network, learn new skills, compete in challenges, and celebrate with your SHPE familia.

It’s ONE convention with FIVE conferences:

  • Pre-College
  • Academic
  • Professionals in STEM
  • SHPEtinas: Igniting Latinas in STEM
  • Technology & Innovation

There’s something for everyone! Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing and secure your place at the largest gathering of Hispanic STEM professionals in the U.S.
It’s just one week to NILA! Starting on August 8, 178 student and professional leaders from all seven regions will gather in Oklahoma City to continue their development as influential drivers in the future of STEM both in the community and at a national level.

Please support these SHPE leaders by following us on social media throughout the event, and engaging with them (and with SHPE National) as we share the experience! #NILA2018
On July 12, Prospanica recognized their inaugural group of “40 Under 40” honorees for their dedicated leadership and service, including two member of the SHPE familia: Oscar Marquina , former Region 3 vice-president, and Bacilia Angel , current Washington, DC chapter vice-president.

Please join us in congratulating these two members for being great role models in their communities and their organizations! We’re #SHPEProud.
In more #SHPEProud news, engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi announced the selection of SHPE member Alexis Rios as a Tau Beta Pi Scholar for undergraduate study during the 2018-19 academic year.

CONGRATULATIONS to Alex on this accomplishment!
SHPE CEO Raquel Tamez was honored last month as an Army Advocate. The program recognizes “community leaders and action-oriented citizens who are equipped to share the benefits of Army service to young people and to dispel misconceptions.”

Join us in welcoming the new national undergraduate representatives on the SHPE Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Susana Campos was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. She is currently studying Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Business Economics at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Susana is also a small business co-owner in her hometown. She has been involved with SHPE since 2014 and has held 7 leadership positions, serving as the SHPE UTRGV 2016-2017 Chapter President and the Regional Student Representative for SHPE Region 5 during the 2017-2018 term. Susana is passionate about making a positive difference within her community and strives to empower others to fulfill SHPE’s vision.
William Andrew Verastegui is from San Antonio, Texas and grew up in Tampa, Florida. He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. He first became involved in SHPE in 2014 and has held 4 leadership positions within the University of Texas Chapter. During the 2017-2018 year, he served as the UT-SHPE Chapter President and also as a co-host at the 2017 SHPE National Conference Opening Ceremonies. He credits SHPE with providing the resources he needs to excel academically, grow professionally, and become a leader in his community.
SHPE is excited to kick off a five part series of Career Readiness Webinars leading up to our National Convention. The series will prepare participants with strategies and resources to take you from the interview up to the first 90 days on the job. Topics include leaving lasting impressions, the power of daily habits, taking initiative, and developing new work processes. The series will be in place of the regularly scheduled Best-Practices Webinars.

Interview Tips to Land the Job: Career Readiness Session 1
Whether you’re a college student new to the job-hunting process or a seasoned professional, this webinar will help you develop a competitive tool kit of skills that will help you enter and advance in the workplace. By participating, you will be prepared for the National Convention Career Fair and other interviews with a targeted resume, tips to stand out in a crowd, and follow up strategies. Listen to seasoned experts as they share their strategies to help you improve your odds and maximize your efforts to land the job.

Please join us on the SHPE National Facebook page at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Wednesday, August 29 . Bring your questions!
Girl Scouts STEM Center of Excellence Grand Opening
Girl Scouts STEM Center of Excellence Grand Opening
Raquel with Girl Scouts USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo
Museum at Qualcomm HQ
Leverage Summer Institute in Dallas, TX
NILA Conference: August 8-12, Oklahoma City, OK MORE INFO
Career Readiness Webinar: August 29, 8pm ET, Facebook RSVP
2018 National Convention : November 7-11, Cleveland, OH 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 .
SHPE, a 501c3 tax-deductible non-profit organization, welcomes your financial contributions in support of its endeavors to support educational enrichment programs for Hispanic students pursuing academic studies in science, technology, engineering and math. Our organization is dependent upon the support of sponsors and donors from industry and private donations. Your tax-deductible donation will assist us in continuing our mission of educational enrichment for the Hispanic community.