SHPE.org | October 2019
The CEO Corner
The Future Is Our Heritage
In 1968, the year that President Lyndon Johnson officially recognized National Hispanic Heritage Week for the first time, Hispanics represented just 4 percent of the U.S. population. Our high-school graduation rate was around 30 percent (I say “around” because the first census data on Hispanic graduation wasn’t available until 1970). Today, nearly one-fifth of all Americans are Hispanic. Our graduation rates—both high school and college—have never been higher. We’re entering STEM fields at unprecedented rates. Our progress has been so impressive that Hispanic Heritage Week has been extended to a full month....
Get Ready for the Big Reveal
Convention attendees won’t want to miss this year’s National Meeting where SHPE’s new logo and website will be publicly unveiled.
 
SHPE is positioning itself for unprecedented growth. A new, unified brand and engaging website will play a key role in moving toward greater success than ever before.
 
SHPE National will ensure all regional and chapter leaders are equipped with details on when and how to flip to the new logo starting the first week of January 2020. Guidelines and resources will be provided.
 
National Meeting
Friday, November 1 • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
PCC NORTH Ballroom 120 CD
 
Or tune in to  our Facebook pag at the time of the event to watch the meeting stream live.
SHPE-DC Opens Its Doors
SHPE-DC is officially open for business! The small but mighty team of four East-coast SHPE employees – Raquel Tamez, Kathleen DuBois, Sara Warren, and Zack Valdez - have settled into their new digs at The Yard, 700 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003. The views of the Capitol Building are not to be missed!
First Place Winner Steven Gomez
We're so proud! SHPE member Steven Gomez won First Place in the GEM Technical Presentation Competition for "Early PhD Students Next-Generation Thermoelectric Materials for a Heat-Powered Future." Formerly UCLA Chapter President and now a member at the University of California, Santa Barbara, we can't wait to see what he does next!

Hispanic Engineer Highlights SHPE
Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine Featured SHPE in Their Fall Issue

With a cover story and in-depth interview with SHPE Founder Rod Garcia, the magazine covers SHPE from 1974 to today.

"I always tell students and professionals that it's up to them to step up and not wait for someone to tap them on the shoulder," Garcia said. "They need to take leadership roles, career wise, or whatever it might be."

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
NASDAQ honors Hispanic Heritage Month

CEO Raquel Tamez participated in the NASDAQ Closing Bell ceremony to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. They announced the signing of an initiative with which Nasdaq, the index that brings together the leading technology companies in the world, adds to the commitment to hire, promote and retain more Hispanic professionals.

¡Celebremos juntos!

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join your SHPE Familia by participating in our Instagram challenge for a chance to win a registration pass to our National Convention with Early Access to the Career Fair and more prizes!

It’s simple to compete! Just check out all the details and start posting. The contest ends October 15.

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Become a Lifetime Member Today
We're ready to take that next step. Are you? Familia isn't just for a year, it's for life! Join us at the Lifetime Member Reception at the National Convention and get pinned! Better yet, bring a +1 and get pinned together. You'll have a shiny new pin with the hot-off-the-press logo to show off to all your friends.

Bonus! The membership costs can now be paid in installments. Email membership@shpe.org to join.
SHPE On the Move
Monique with Krystal Valle, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Chapter President
Brianne v isiting the Aggies at the Texas A&M University College Station Chapter General Meeting
Quest at the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce DATOS Event
Brianne at the Region 1 Post-NILA Retreat in Stockton, California
Dora and Monique with Mark Todd, VP of Walt Disney Engineering Services and Manufacturing at GMiS
Brianne with RVP 7 Edwin Moure Negrón at the Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) conference in Orlando
Calendar of Events
latinXfactor™ Webinar | October 16 | 8pm ET/5pm PT | Register now
2019 National Convention | October 30-November 3 |  Register now
2020 RLDC 6 | February 5-8 | Batavia, Illinois
2020 RLDC 3 | February 27-29 | Albuquerque, New Mexico
2020 RLDC 4 | March 5-8 | Newark, New Jersey
2020 National Convention | October 28 - November 1 | Denver, Colorado
Have a special event that you would like added? 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 marketing@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.