March 2018 Newsletter
On February 22, Region 7 kicked off this year’s round of RLDCs followed by Regions 3 and 4 on March 1. Check out some of the highlights from those conferences:
If you’re in regions 1, 2, 5, and 6, it’s not too late to register for your RLDC. We hope you will join us for this important leadership event.
REGION 1 : April 12-15; Fresno, CA; Register Now!
California State University, Fresno & Fresno Professional Chapter

REGION 2 : March 29-April 1; Los Angeles, CA; Register Now!
California State University, Northridge & GSFV 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
SHPE and its members eagerly participated in a series of events orchestrated and executed by DISCOVERe, an organization that helps unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities.

Engineers Week (February 18-24) is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents. During the week, DISCOVERe also hosted Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day to inspire girls' futures. And following up on Engineering Week, DISCOVERe will launch the 2018 Global Marathon , a 5-week series of online conversations for women pursuing a career in engineering and technology.
SHPE leader Mauro Rodriguez was featured by DISCOVERe during Engineers Week.
SHPE leader Ximena Aristizabal participated in the Introducing a Girl to Engineering Day Twitter chat.
CEO Raquel Tamez joined other executives for an Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day briefing on Capitol Hill.
SHPE leader Brianne Martin will moderate a Global Marathon conversation about "Advancing Your Career and Personal Brand Through Social Media" on March 7 at 12pm ET. Register now!
SHPE is committed to supporting the members of Congress who are standing by Dreamers. To reinforce that commitment, we've hired a public policy firm in D.C. and we’ve been meeting with like-minded individuals and legislators who have joined a bipartisan group to discuss and craft legislation on STEM-related issues.

Our goals in these meetings are to educate members on who SHPE is, how we can be a resource to them, and to offer our expertise on STEM-related issues. We are also sharing with them our support for DACA legislation and Dreamers, many of whom are pursuing STEM education and careers.

Over 80% of the American people want Congress to pass a law that puts American Dreamers on a clear path to full citizenship. We need your voices to be heard, so we urge you to take action with us because we are better together !

  • Call your Senator and tell them to support Dreamers. Visit this site to find a script on what to say and the phone number to call your U.S. Senator.
  • Register now so you can vote in the midterm elections on November 6. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested. More information here.
  • Support SHPE’s advocacy efforts by making a tax-deductible donation.

¡Adelante por que sí se puede!
The Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) has selected SHPE CEO Raquel Tamez to join their Board of Directors. CESSE provides leadership development through networking, education, and benchmarking for the professional leaders of science and engineering societies, and has a vision of transforming the future through science and engineering leadership.
Are  YOU  one of our next SHPE leaders?
Open Leadership Positions:
Board Member | Regional Vice Presidents for Regions 2, 4 and 6
National Undergraduate Representatives | National Graduate Representative
Regional Student Representatives | Regional Graduate Representatives

All nominees must submit their nomination package by  Saturday, March 31 . Nomination package must include: biography, professional photo, nomination petition and transcripts for undergraduate and graduate positions!

Nomination Deadline: March 31
Undergraduate students receive one ballot per chapter. The chapter's ballot is sent to the chapter email on record. If we do not have the correct email for your chapter then you will not receive a ballot.

Please make sure that your chapter's contact information is up-to-date, so that you receive your ballot.
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.
New Jersey Institute of Technology SHPE
4th Annual 12 Corazones
12 Corzaones, inspired by the popular show of the same name from Telemundo, involves 12 male and 12 female contestants looking for their soul mate. This was the inspiration for our annual chapter development event and offered a lot of fun, laughter, and a break from classes. Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc. (LUL) co-sponsored the event. Contestants had to use their best pick up line, show off their dancing moves, participate in a balloon popping challenge, and more. The winning couple was rewarded with a gift card to AMC Theaters and a Valentine’s Day gift. Thanks to the efforts of our executive board, SHPE members, and members of LUL, the event was a success with a crowd of over 74 attendees.
University of Miami
E-Week Diversity Picnic
A collaboration between UM SHPE and Fast Enterprises to host a picnic for engineering students to kickoff the College of Engineering's annual E-Week events! Members enjoyed tasty food and were able to network with professional industry partners in a casual setting before the week's career fair.
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
On the program Ask the Latina hosted by Terry Beltran, SHPE CEO Raquel Tamez shares her journey to becoming a lawyer and now the SHPE CEO, and offers advice to Latinas preparing to study law or engineering.
In celebration of Women's History Month, our next Monthly Best Practices Webinar is SHPEtinas Movers & Shakers . Hear from our SHPEtinas on how they are advancing their careers and impacting their communities, with tips on how to empower others and influence career mobility.

Please join us on the SHPE National Facebook page at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Wednesday, March 28. Bring your questions!
P.S. If you missed our previous webinars, you can still watch them. Just go to the Best Practice Webinars playlist on our Facebook videos page .
The first 2018 Quarterly Regional Review (QRR) meeting was held this month.

QRRs offer an environment of support, solutions, and feedback to SHPE’s Regional Leadership on an ongoing basis throughout the year. They are designed to bring the Regional Vice-Presidents together to review regional key accomplishments, regional and chapter best practices, and to discuss current successes and challenges in each region.

Some of the successes that were shared included:

  • Region 1 held a Bomba Blast in October with resume reviews and mock interviews.
  • Region 3 has seen weekly study nights developed within chapters, offering an opportunity for peer-to-peer mentorship.
  • Region 4 has had success with communication between the professional and student chapters.
  • Region 5 held 3 sub-regional retreats with networking and workshops on topics such as leadership, communication, and personality type evaluation.
  • Region 7 established a partnership with Lockheed Martin’s HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Leadership Awareness) in Marietta, GA.

If you have any questions about these quarterly regional review meetings, please contact your regional vice-president.
RLDC 5, March 8-11, McAllen, TX REGISTER!
Monthly Best Practices Webinar, March 28, 8pm ET, Facebook, REGISTER!
National Election Nominations Deadline, March 31, MORE INFO
RLDC 2, March 29-April 1, Northridge, CA REGISTER!
RLDC 6, April 5-8, Chicago, IL REGISTER!
RLDC 1, April 12-15, Fresno, CA REGISTER!
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.