Welcome to DAY ONE of the 2017 SHPE National Conference!

For those of you who are here with us in Kansas City, I encourage you to make the most of your time and energy. Use every minute wisely to meet people who might influence your future, learn as much as possible about how to be your best self professionally and in your community at large, and most of all have FUN! This is a week of opportunity and possibility and we are all here to INNOVATE and ILLUMINATE.

And for those of you from our SHPE familia who couldn’t join us, I wish you were here and I hope you will be able to join us next year in Cleveland from November 7-11 because we’re BETTER TOGETHER!

To your success,

Raquel Tamez

P.S. Check out my interview in Al Dia News titled Enhancing Hispanic Inclusion in STEM for a sneak peek at some of the conversations we'll be having this week!
Résumé Room
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Thursday, Nov 2, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, Nov 3, 11:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, Nov 4, 9:00am - 3:00pm
KCCC 2505 A/B

STAR Awards Gala
Sponsored by John Deere

Saturday, November 4
7:00pm - 10:00pm
KCCC Grand Ballroom 2501 B/C
Lifetime Members and Founders Reception
Sponsored by Aerotek

Saturday, November 4
10:00pm - 12:30am
KCCC Little Theater
SHARE your experiences this week on social media and spread the good word of SHPE. Please use the hashtag #SHPE2017 and tag @SHPE on Twitter, @SHPENational on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.
My #SHPE2017 Story
Social Media Contest
This is your chance at fame & fortune!

  • Shoot a 60-second or shorter video of yourself talking about one thing you learned at the SHPE conference that day.
  • Post the video publicly to Instagram or Facebook before midnight.
  • Tag @SHPENational and include #MySHPE2017Story
  • One lucky entrant daily will be featured on SHPE National’s social media channels and will win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com.

( Fine Print : Winning entries must meet the requirements above. Winners announced daily from the previous day’s entries. Only one win per person per conference. SHPE staff ineligible. Entrants automatically allow SHPE to use their video in future SHPE promotions.)
Be among the few conference participants with an amazing opportunity to experience new companies' technologies, interact with potential recruiters, and network with top engineers and scientists! Sign up now to tour renowned companies like HNTB, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, and Turner on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017.

Tours are open to undergraduates, graduates, and professionals. Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Click below for tour schedule and registration.
In partnership with Ten80 Education , SHPE is proud to offer the Pre-College Engineering Design Challenge . The all-day competition includes three hands-on STEM activities which apply robotics, coding, design, and entrepreneurship elements. Participants rotate between three different exciting workshops with the final challenge of competing against fellow classmates in a pit stop challenge and relay race.

Participants cultivate teamwork and leadership skills while exploring fundamental variables in race performance, the fundamentals of binary code, and the concept of design and how it applies to many different careers. These concepts are put to work by designing a table-top or computer game that could actually go into production.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
University of Missouri - Kansas City
UMKC 401
For quick reference during the conference to the Map, Agenda, Event Info, Speakers, Exhibitors, Social Media, and Surveys, or to play the SHPE Challenge, download the SHPE 2017 National Conference app to your mobile phone or tablet.

And don’t forget to fill out the surveys on the app , so we have your feedback to make the National Conference the best it can be. We need your constructive feedback! (And just for filling out the surveys you will automatically be entered into a PRIZE RAFFLE for a Fitbit, Beats headphones, and Starbucks and Amazon gift cards!)
Or search for "SHPE2017" in your app store!
Lyft is offering $5 off to every first-time Lyft rider during the conference. Just use the special code or the link below to redeem. For every redemption, Lyft also donates $10 to SHPE.

Fine print: You must be new to Lyft. Offer valid for 15 days from activation.
Lyft and the Lyft logo are trademarks of Lyft, Inc.
We are excited to announce that Jopwell & Dupont have come together to offer FREE professional head shots on Friday & Saturday at the Career Fair. Visit them at booth #145 to take advantage of this great opportunity. We are excited to bring this benefit to our members!

Booth #145
KCCC Halls B&C
Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

First come first serve or beat the line and reserve your time now!

First-ever limited edition SHPE 2017 National Conference t-shirts available!

Visit the SHPE Booth #1215

Only 100 available.
Get yours for $20 while they last!
SHPE National was invited by Congresswoman Julia Brownley to participate in the HACKATHON Congressional App Challenge on October 14 at Pacifica High School in Oxnard, CA. Middle school and high school students from California’s 26th Congressional District learned about Why STEM is COOL!
Congrats to The 50K Coalition for winning NACME's 2017 Diversity Vision Award! SHPE CEO Raquel Tamez celebrated the honor with the CEOs of AISES, SWE, and NSBE at the NACME Awards Gala on October 18. The 50K Coalition has a goal of graduating 50,000 diverse engineers annually by 2025.
We're honored that SHPE CEO, Raquel Tamez, was invited to be the keynote speaker at #ARL25. The diverse scientists, technologists and engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) create a collaborative petri dish of geniuses in STEM. Read more about the 25 Years of Excellence in Science and Technology event.
SHPE also made a stop at SWE17 in Austin, TX last week, to check out the world's largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology, put on by the Society of Women Engineers. Our own Monique Ventura and #SHPEtina Ximena Aristizabal are pictured here representing SHPE.