February 2018 Newsletter
Registration is now OPEN for Regional Leadership Development Conferences 3-7 with RLDCs 1 & 2 coming soon! We hope you will join us.
REGION 1 : April 12-15; Fresno, CA; Registration Coming Soon!
California State University, Fresno & Fresno Professional Chapter

REGION 2 : March 29-April 1; Los Angeles, CA; Registration Coming Soon!
California State University, Northridge & GSFV Professional Chapter

REGION 3 : March 1-4; Boise, ID; Register Now!
Boise State University & Idaho Professional Chapter

REGION 4 : March 1-3; New York, NY; Register Now!
New York Professional Chapter

REGION 5 : March 8-11; McAllen, TX; Register Now!
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

REGION 6 : April 5-8; Chicago, IL; Register Now!
University of Illinois, Chicago & Chicago Professional Chapter

REGION 7 : February 22-25; Daytona Beach, FL; Register Now!
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University & Central Florida Professional Chapter
SHPE JOINS FCC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SHPE CEO Raquel Tamez has been selected as a member of the FCC's Diversity in Tech Working Group of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment. 

This working group will study the underemployment and lack of promotion opportunities for women and minorities in the tech sector and propose a range of approaches businesses could use to address these issues; highlight best practices of industry leaders in training and employment diversity in the tech field; and develop recommendations for innovative training programs in science, technology, engineering, and math.
SHPE ADVOCATES FOR DREAMERS
In a January letter to Congressman Will Hurd (R-Tex.) and Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-Cal.), CEO Raquel Tamez wrote "On behalf of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and our 10,000 members nationwide, I write in support of the Uniting and Securing America Act (USA Act) which we believe is a strong bipartisan solution that will allow our “DREAMers” to remain in the United States."

Tamez goes on to say, "As an organization focused on STEM, we can attest to the fact that thousands of the immigrant students you seek to protect in your legislation are some of the brightest minds in our nation and seeking STEM careers."

This is just the start of a long-term plan to advocate on behalf of the SHPE membership and to be your voice in Washington, DC. We hope you all will write similar letters to your representatives to show your support as well. As always, we are better together!
STEM EDUCATION COALITION
SHPE is proud and honored to now be a member of the STEM Education Coalition. The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.
REGIONAL ROUND-UP
Starting this month, we'll be featuring highlights and recognizing achievements from across the many SHPE regions. Want to see your chapter featured? Check out the submission process below.
East Texas Sub-Regional Retreat at Rice University
Members from Rice University, UH, Houston Professional, Texas A&M CS, A&M Prairie View, Lamar University, and Houston Community College came together to share stories on how SHPE has changed their lives. Breakout sessions included leadership, communication and personality tests.
North Texas Sub-Regional Event at UT Arlington
The SHPE DFW chapter hosted leadership and effective communication workshops for the North Texas region. Members from LMAero, UTA, UTD, UNT, and TCU came out to the event to develop their professional skills.
West/Central Texas Sub-Regional Retreat at St. Mary University
Members from the St. Mary, UT Austin, UTRGV, and Austin Professional chapters came together during the sub-regional retreat. The retreat was focused on networking and learning about how to work with different personality types.
HAVE A SUBMISSION FOR THE REGIONAL ROUND-UP?
We're highlighting activities every month ranging from individual chapter events within your region, collaborative efforts between chapters, and even individual member recognition. The schedule of regions will rotate.

Your regional leaders have access to the submission form. Please connect with them to share items you'd like nominated. If you have any questions please email   events@shpe.org.
MENTORSHPE CONTEST
My MentorSHPE Story Contest
Do you think your SHPE mentoring experience is the best this organization has seen? Through the  My MentorSHPE Story  contest, SHPE will highlight outstanding mentors and mentees across the country!

By completing the questionnaire, you automatically enter to win an opportunity to be highlighted on the SHPE National social media channels and website.

Deadline to submit is February 15!
NETWORKING IN DETROIT
On February 1 at the University of Detroit Mercy, Diana Ortega and the Detroit Professional Chapter hosted an evening of networking with Raquel Tamez, SHPE CEO, and professionals from all around the Great Lakes region.
WELCOME TO JOSUE SANDIGO
Please join us in welcoming Josue Sandigo, the new Director of Information Technology for SHPE.

With a distinguished 25 year career in technology, serving companies within the private, public, education, and entrepreneurial industries, Josué has a diverse IT background. Most recently, Josué served as a consultant for a roster of LA-based businesses looking to modernize their technological operations. Prior to that, Josué served at the University of Southern California where, he oversaw the technology development and implementation.

During Josue's time in college, he served as a student officer and president for his local SHPE chapter. He is excited to return to the SHPE familia, saying "giving back to those who have helped you is an essential building block of one's character and a distinguishing feature within our SHPE community."
EVENTS CALENDAR
February 13, 2pm ET
DISCOVER-E GIRL DAY
TWITTER CHAT
twitter.com/@DiscoverEorg
February 22-25
RLDC
7
Daytona Beach, FL
February 28, 5pm ET
BEST PRACTICES WEBINAR:
Effective LeaderSHPE within a Corporation
@SHPENational Facebook
March 1-3
RLDC
4
New York, NY
March 1-4
RLDC
3
Boise, ID
March 8-11
RLDC
5
McAllen, TX
March 29-April 1
RLDC
2
Northridge, CA
Registration Coming Soon!
April 5-8
RLDC
6
Chicago, IL
April 12-15
RLDC
1
Fresno, CA
Registration Coming Soon!
November 7-11
2018 NATIONAL
CONVENTION
Cleveland, OH
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 .
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.