February 2019 Newsletter

Sometimes, when I’m at my most introspective, I start feeling nostalgic for Texas, the state that shaped so much of who I am today. And when that homesickness strikes, I do what a lot of Lone Star Staters do: I put on some country music.

This happened recently, and before long, this song —“Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw—came piping through the speakers. By the second verse, the song had struck a chord (literally and figuratively) ... READ MORE
Build your network! Gain leadership skills! REGISTER NOW for your 2019 Regional Leadership Development Conference:
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.
SHPE has been welcomed as the newest coalition member of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) . Founded in 1986, HACR is one of the most influential advocacy organizations in the nation representing 12 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Their mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with their economic contributions. SHPE CEO Raquel Tamez will serve on their Board of Directors.
Sponsored article from the U.S. Marine Corps

Battles are not always fought on traditional battlefields. Marines fight across various frontlines, engaging enemies wherever they are – air, land, sea, and a critical new front: cyberspace.

In 2009, we established the Marine Forces Cyberspace Command. Our mission is to outthink, outmaneuver, and defeat adversaries at any moment in any environment. That’s why our Cyberspace Command does everything from fight threats and vulnerabilities in our cyber network to support teams like our Marine Air-Ground Task Force in their warfighting operations. Read More.

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, each duo is automatically enter to win an opportunity to win two $50 Amazon gift cards, and to be highlighted on the SHPE National social media channels and website.

Deadline to submit is February 15!
Join us in welcoming 23 new chapters (19 Junior, 3 Student, 1 Professional) from January 2018 through January 2019 into the SHPE familia!
Napa High School | Napa, CA | Junior Chapter

Pinnacle Charter High School | Thornton, CO | Junior Chapter
Alameda International Jr/Sr High School | Lakewood, CO | Junior Chapter

Academia Inmaculada Concepcion | Mayaguez, PR | Junior Chapter
Colegio Mater Salvatoris | San Juan, PR| Junior Chapter
George Washington High School | New York, NY | Junior Chapter
Lafayette College | Easton, PA | Student Chapter
North Bergen High School | North Bergen, NJ | Junior Chapter
University of Maryland, Baltimore County | Baltimore, MD | Student Chapter

Eastwood High School | El Paso, TX | Junior Chapter
Energy Institute High School | Houston, TX | Junior Chapter
Harlingen South High School | Harlingen, TX | Junior Chapter
Harmony Science Academy | Dallas, TX | Junior Chapter
Houston Community College | Houston, TX | Student Chapter
Loretto Academy | El Paso, TX | Junior Chapter
Parkland High School | El Paso, TX | Junior Chapter
Southeast High School | Oklahoma City, OK | Junior Chapter
W.B. Atkins Middle School | Lubbock, TX | Junior Chapter

Crane | Crane, Indiana | Professional Chapter
Horizon Science Academy |Chicago, IL | Junior Chapter

G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School | Miami, FL | Junior Chapter
Miami Lakes Educational Center | Miami Lakes, FL | Junior Chapter
Sunset Senior High School | Miami, FL | Junior Chapter

Ready to start a new chapter in your region? Visit the shpe.org website for a New Chapter Toolkit and application.
NASA's Will Davis featured in Vision article: " Engineering a better workplace diversity strategy"
Every month in 2019, online leadership magazine Vision , will be featuring SHPE member leaders who are doing amazing things in the world.

In January, they featured Will Davis , the Acting Deputy Director in the Office of Opportunity and Diversity at NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Read the article.
NEW latinXfactor PROGRAM
Did you hear the news? Last week, we launched the new latinXfactor national program and held our first webinar, Enhancing Your Cultural Intelligence with executive coach Fernando Rosario. Don’t worry if you missed it! Watch the webinar recording now:
Through monthly webinars with subject matter experts, the latinXfactor program helps you identify that special something that distinguishes you from the many qualified individuals looking to make it in today’s economy—that X-factor—and use it to excel as a student, a professional, and leader.

Mark your calendar now for Wednesday, February 27, at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the next latinXfactor webinar. More details to come!
RLDC 2: February 14-17, Irvine, CA Register
latinXfactor Webinar 2 : February 27, 8pm ET/5pm PT
RLDC 4: February 28-March 3, Washington, DC Register
RLDC 5: March 21-24, San Antonio, TX Register
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
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 .
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.