SHPE.org | August 2019
The CEO Corner
Resisting the Imposter Syndrome
In early July, I had the honor of sitting on a panel at the Multicultural National Women’s Conference in New York City. I was joined by author and entrepreneur Tywanna Smith, President and Founder of The Athlete’s Nexus. While the conversation covered a lot of ground, especially on the challenges women face in navigating traditionally male-dominated professions and roles, one topic that came up was “the imposter syndrome" ...
Highlights from 2019 NILA (National Institute for Leadership Advancement)
Over 180 student and professional leaders from chapters around the country came together in Phoenix last week to graduate from the Certified Chapter Leadership Program. They participated in intensive workshops about strategic thinking, public speaking, emotional intelligence, finance, storytelling, and other leadership topics.
A gorgeous 6:00am hike in the hills of Phoenix on Friday morning
Golf lessons for all of our future CEOs on Saturday morning
Ice cream sundaes to show love for our amazing volunteers
"This conference has been eye-opening and rewarding for me as I am filled with a new drive to make my chapter bigger and better than before. I was able to expand my network and grow as a leader." - Karen Santos, Ohio State University Chapter President
Morning motivation Krav Maga lessons from Ivvette Hofrichter of Honeywell
The "Best Overall" team from the LeaderSHPE in Action competition
Together we packed 600 backpacks for Academia Del Pueblo students
A fun business simulation kick-off challenge for the students on the first day
Students meeting Joseph Perea from our Platinum sponsor, Exxon Mobil Corporation
A NILA engagement! Congrats to Brianne Martin and Fernando Ceballos who met at NILA 2015.
P.S. More info and photos to come in our NILA 2019 Wrap-Up email!
SHPE Signs Memorandum Of Understanding with the EPA
CEO Raquel Tamez signed an MOU with the Environmental Protection Agency last month saying "It’s only by coming together and collaborating on big bold initiatives that we can ensure that we are prepared for the future. This MOU is the first step and I am optimistic about our future together as strategic allies."
The Helen Cuesta Scholarship Fund
SHPE Board Chair Establishes New Scholarship Fund
Last month, Miguel Alemañy, chair of SHPE’s National Board of Directors, made a $15,000 gift to establish SHPE’s first scholarship fund created by an individual donor. The fund was created to honor his mother, Helen Cuesta, and her remarkable story.

Congratulations to PECASE Recipients Villanueva and Rodriguez
SHPE members Professor Idalis Villanueva from Utah State University and Professor Alejandro Rodriguez from Princeton University were awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers ( PECASE).

Three New Hires Welcomed to the SHPE Familia
Darrell Apelzoller joins SHPE as Marketing Coordinator.

Quest Moffat joins SHPE as Programs Manager.

Zack Valdez joins SHPE as Career Services Manager.

Featuring Laura Marquez
Laura Marquez
Google, Inc.
Google this: Shortage of Hispanic engineers
Last month, online leadership magazine  Vision featured SHPE member leader Laura Marquez, H ead of Latino Community Engagement for Google.

RLDC 2020 Training Held in Los Angeles
Committee leads, Regional Vice-Presidents, and the SHPE National staff gathered in Los Angeles for three intense days to start planning for the 2020 Regional Leadership Development Conferences (RLDC). We covered programming, logistics, finances, and marketing, including starting to choose the theme for each event. Stay tuned for more!
Convention Early Bird Registration Ends August 31!
Convene with STEM students and professionals to grow your network, learn new skills, hear from industry leaders, and celebrate with the SHPE Familia at the largest gathering of Hispanics in STEM.

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OH NO! Has Your Membership Expired?
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Reap the rewards of having a network of STEM students and professionals rooting for your success!
SHPE On the Move
Raquel Tamez with Steven Espin (Cal State Fullerton) at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Raquel and Monique at the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Diversity Organization Summit
Monique at the Lego Global Innovation Awards with Chris Rake (VP of Programs, FIRST) and Juan Valentin (U.S. Patent & Trademark Office)
Make a difference in the lives of our members today!

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