Welcome SHPE's New CEO, Raquel Tamez
SHPE Board Chair, Claudia Goggin announced today that the National Board of Directors has selected Raquel Tamez as the new CEO.  Raquel has previously served in a number of leadership roles in both the private and nonprofit sectors. 

After an extensive search open to candidates across the country, the board is excited and confident in Raquel’s capabilities to take SHPE to the next level during this time of great growth for the organization.  Raquel brings a wealth of knowledge in the diversity space and has a great deal of passion for SHPE’s mission.  

In This Edition:
  • Meet SHPE's NEW CEO!
  • Member Outreach
  • SHPE Updates
  • Much More!
Member Outreach
   Region 1: Pugent Sound Chapter
Chapter Awards and Scholarship Fundraiser Gala
Members and friends of the SHPE Puget Sound Chapter gathered for an evening of celebration and recognition of individuals and organizations whose selfless service has significantly contributed to the advancement of the Latino Community.

These individuals and organizations have frequently displayed leadership excellence and outstanding support to the mission and vision of SHPE in the state of Washington. Over $7,000 in proceeds and donations were raised which will benefit SHPE Puget Sound Chapter’s scholarship fund.

Region 4:  Washington D.C. 
Professionals on the Move
D.C. Professional Chapter Board Member

Bacilia Angel promoted to Lead Business Process Engineer.
Since joining MITRE in April of 2015 Bacilia   immediately assumed the role of a task lead on the evaluation of Business Rules Engine tools for the USGC-B Sponsor.  The results were outstanding; she accelerated the pace of this quick turnaround task while maintaining quality.  She received an award for her efforts and kudos from her customer for her leadership skills and quality of work. Since her first assignment, Bacilia has continued to build an uninterrupted record of success in helping MITRE sponsors achieve their operational missions, goals and objectives. 

Congrats, Bacilia!
Region 4:  New York
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
This year, Outreach Weekend was held on March 24th through 26th. This weekend provided us with an opportunity to bring high school students to RPI to learn about STEM fields.  We offered engineering activities to promote the development of creativity, critical thinking, and leadership skills. Students will also attend workshops from various fields including physics, management, chemistry, biomedical, civil, nuclear, mechanical and aerospace engineering. 
Summer Goals
Experience the power of mentorship this summer!

"My mentor has been really helpful to my achievements since I met him. His tremendous help was vital to what I consider success at the SHPE conference. He has gone above and beyond and I'm very thankful to have met him. We talk just about every week, where I constantly keep learning from him...thank you for this amazing program." — SHPE Mentee

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Summer time: A Chance to Reflect on the Past and Build for the Future

Undergraduates if you are interested in graduate school or research use the summer to work on your application materials like finding your voice for a unique and powerful personal statement, working in a lab to build your research repertoire, connecting with faculty or researchers to obtain  strong recommendation letters, and using resources like apps and books to prepare for the GRE (hyperlink: https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/ ). If you're not quite at the grad program application stage, take this time to ask as many questions as you can, don't be shy and get to know labs and researchers. Pick your coming courses strategically to get more time with particular faculty members or explore a field you think you'd like to pursue. For the coming academic years and summers plan to do research either offered at your institution or through programs like the NSF REU (hyperlink: https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp) . 

Let the summer rejuvenate you and catapult you into a successful academic year and beyond. And as always, work with your SHPE familia and think of new ways you can lift each other up. 

SHPE National Updates
Albuquerque Here We Come!  NILA 2017
We look forward to seeing all our attendees this August in Albuquerque for NILA! Please email NILA@shpe.org for further information.

August 2-6, 2017
Welcome New Chapters
SHPE is continuing to grow on campuses throughout the country; our member growth and retention is critical to our success and organizational mission.  

Please welcome the following chapters to the SHPE Familia!

Student Chapters
Lehman SHPE
Mission SHPE
Princeton SHPE

Illuminate & Innovate
SHPE National Conference 2017
40 Years of Building Bridges

SHPE is celebrating its 40th Annual National Conference and is set to storm in to Kansas City, MO.    

Our theme is connected to the Kansas City vibes and the cultural impact SHPE will have during and after conference. 

Registration Opens July 5th.
Call for Nominations:
STAR Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for SHPE’s annual STAR Awards. These awards recognize the individuals and corporations for their dedication and commitment to SHPE’s mission and vision and the growth and advancement to Latinos in STEM. The submission deadline is July 14th. Please email STARAwards@shpe.org for further information.