September 2018 Newsletter

First off, I want to offer my sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended and helped organize our NILA Leadership Conference last month. Over five days of workshops, talks, and seminars, we planted a proud and towering flag for SHPE’s future, inspiring hundreds of SHPE members from throughout the country to embrace their “inner leader” and propel our growing organization forward.

It was an honor to be there with you, to hear your stories and ideas, and I have little doubt that next year’s conference will see that flag raised even higher.

On August 31st, during a few days of personal vacation, I had the incredible honor of speaking at another conference, as a Latina Leader, this time in... READ MORE
Thank you to our 2018 National Convention Visionary Sponsor!
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.

Regular registration ends on September 30, so register now before prices go up and secure your place at the largest gathering of Hispanic STEM professionals in the U.S.
Thank you to all who attended and supported NILA 2018!

There were 282 people in attendance at the event in Oklahoma City, OK. We had 100% graduation rate with 177 chapter leaders receiving their Chapter Leader Program Certificate. Congratulations to all of the graduates!
Be on the lookout for an email soon with NILA case study details, a full photo gallery, videos, and more!
In honor of Hispanic-Heritage month, we're highlighting 12 Hispanic individuals for the contributions they have made to STEM.
We chose just twelve, but we know there are many more. Join us on social media from September 15 through October 15 to call-out those that are important to you and to help us spread the word about the importance of Hispanics in STEM.
SHPE's 5-part Career Readiness Webinar series prepares participants with strategies and resources for the interview through the first 90 days on the job.
Career Readiness Session 2:
Tackling Different Types of Interviews
Wednesday, September 12

Not all job interviews are alike. As a job seeker you will come across a variety of interview formats. Knowing which format you’ll be facing in advance can help you prepare effectively. It is perfectly acceptable to ask the recruiter or hiring manager about the type of interview you can expect and who will be conducting it. No matter what type of interview you may encounter in your job search, this webinar will help you be prepared.

Panelists include:
  • Carrie Hunter, University/Diversity Recruiting Leader, Texas Instruments
  • Juan Ramos, Manager in the Customer Experience Academy, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Be sure to join us on Wednesday, September 12, for this Facebook Live webinar! Just go to the SHPE National Facebook page at 8pm ET/5pm PT . Bring your questions!
Career Readiness Session 3:
The Art of Negotiation
Wednesday, September 26

 The art of negotiation can be a complicated process. One way or another we’re always negotiating personally and professionally. The key is to have a win-win attitude when you are considering a negotiation. Understanding what all parties need, and working towards that is critical to a positive outcome. Hear from experts in the field about effective strategies to support a successful interview with well-informed questions that point out how your skills and abilities make you a good fit for the position. Participants will take away tools to master the art of negotiation to cultivate a long-term relationship.

Be sure to join us on Wednesday, September 12, for this Facebook Live webinar! Just go to the SHPE National Facebook page at 8pm ET/5pm PT . Bring your questions!
Raquel and Monique at Amazon HQ in Seattle, WA
Region 3 Community BBQ
Raquel visits the state of the art 3-D printing lab at UTEP
Raquel, Dora, and Michael Acosta of MAES National Board of Directors visit with UTEP President Dr Diana Natalicio
Noche de Ciencias Event in Denver, CO
Noche de Ciencias Event in Denver, CO
SHPE would not be successful without the support of its Industry Partnership Council (IPC) members . Please join us in thanking all of these amazing organizations who understand the importance and value of diversity in STEM.
CRW #2 Tackling Different Kinds of Interviews : Sept 12, 8pm ET, Facebook RSVP
CRW #3 The Art of Negotiation: Sept 26, 8pm ET, Facebook RSVP
CRW #4 First 90 Days on the Job: Oct 17, 8pm ET, Facebook RSVP
CRW #5 Creating Your Personal Development Plan: Oct 31, 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.