December 2018 Newsletter

This year’s convention was a wild success, with the largest-ever participation and attendance; and once it finished, I took what felt like a well-earned vacation starting with 48 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

But as happens when you care about something so deeply, I soon found myself thinking about my SHPE familia.

I was in my car, with my 125-pound Great Dane puppy, Owen, driving south from my home in D.C. to Tennessee. Outside my window was ridge after ridge of wooded forest, those ancient Smoky Mountains so rich in life they have been compared to the tropics. It was beautiful in a way that’s hard to describe, but as the miles peeled away, I found myself thinking about another journey entirely ... READ MORE
The holidays are here, so it’s the perfect time to think about giving back, particularly to our community college student members, who SHPE provides with essential scholarships. Please join us in raising $5,000 for scholarships that will support community college members. For every dollar raised by you, SHPE National will match it, up to $5,000.
SHPE Regional Leadership Development Conferences (RLDCs) empower undergraduate and graduate students as well as professional members to realize their fullest potential. The training equips them to lead in their chapters and at work. Guided by experienced leaders, RLDC participants are fully inspired to impact the community through STEM.

Registration opens in January! In the meantime, you can find event information on Facebook for RLDC 1 , RLDC 2 , RLDC 3 , RLDC 4 , RLDC 5 , RLDC 6 , and RLDC 7 .
As evidence of their continued support of SHPE’s mission and vision, 8 convention attendees signed up as lifetime members at the Lifetime Members & Founders Reception.

Please join us in welcoming them -
  • Vincent Anthony
  • Pedro Medrano
  • Maritza Sanchez
  • Nicolas Sanchez
  • Taliza Sanchez
  • Dimitri Santiago
  • Aileen Aime Tapia
  • Emily Ann Vargas

Since 2004, this prestigious level of membership has grown to include over 650 professional and associate members. Become a Lifetime Member now!
SHPE was featured in the Fall 2018 issue of Latino Magazine with the CEO discussing the urgency of growing Hispanic representation in STEM fields, the role of SHPE in making that happen, and the Jamie Oaxaca Award given to Rosendo Cruz, U.S. Recruiting Supervisor at ExxonMobil, at the convention in 2017.

On October 26 at the 4th Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards Luncheon organized by the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County , SHPE CEO Raquel Tamez was recognized as an individual who has made a difference in the lives of Hispanic/Latinos.
Social impact agency Carrot New York launched a series of videos in October entitled Girls Inspired: You Can Be What You Can’t See . The series features eight successful women across industries where women are under-represented answering questions from four girls about role models, inspiration, perseverance, and more.
SHPE participated in the oSTEM Annual Conference on November 17 in Houston. The conference brings together diverse students and professionals from various STEM fields in the interest of professional development and the creation of safe and inviting places to study and work in the sciences.
Monique with Jimmy Galvez & Will Davis
Dora with Cortland Russell, oSTEM President
RLDC 2: February 14-17, Irvine, CA RSVP
RLDC 4: February 28-March 3, Washington, DC RSVP
RLDC 5: March 21-24, San Antonio, TX RSVP
RLDC 3: April 4-7, Fort Collins, CO RSVP
RLDC 7: April 11-14, Miami, FL RSVP
RLDC 1: April 11-14, Portland, OR RSVP
RLDC 6: April 17-20, Minneapolis, MN RSVP
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 .
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.