The 2017 National Conference starts just FOUR WEEKS from today! The full agenda is now LIVE on the website. Register now and take advantage of our extended Regular Rate until October 9th, and once you are registered be sure to secure your housing . Don’t miss out on the largest gathering of Hispanic STEM talent in the nation and the chance to have access to over 200 exhibitors actively recruiting diverse talent.
In its 4th year, the 2017 SHPE Empowering Latinas in STEM Program theme is “Finding Your Super Powers.” Our SHPEtinas are critical to achieving gender diversity in STEM. By offering engaging workshops attendees gain the knowledge and tools they need to successfully enter their fields as innovators and problem solvers; and to be role models in their communities for generations to come. Workshops include:

  • Cracking the Work-Life Balance Conundrum
  • Leveraging your Latina Spark - A Male Perspective
  • 5 Super Latina STEM Leaders - Where Are They Now
  • Unlock Your Super Powers
  • Leadership, Your Hidden Super Power
  • Next Generation Engineers

Don’t miss out on these empowering sessions. Register now!
Part of the SHPE National Conference this year, the MAES Intern Tournament is a competition emphasizing the value of participation in pre-professional experiences like internships, study abroad, and research experiences. The competition, organized as a student-driven lecture series, brings together recent interns to present on their pre-professional experience and serve as mentors to other students seeking advice on how to prepare and be selected for similar experiences. The peer-to-peer format of the Intern Tournament also lends to the credibility of the message that pre-professional experiences, when combined with the traditional college education, can dramatically enhance an individual’s success in a STEM career.

REGISTER NOW for the conference and be the first to know when applications are being accepted for the Tournament.
The annual STAR Awards recognize and honor the contributions of SHPE members and Hispanic organizations to the STEM fields. The 2017 winners were selected from over 130 nominations including professionals, corporations, and students. The award winners will be honored and presented with awards at the STAR Awards Gala on Saturday evening at the National Conference. View the full list of winners.
The goal of the Deans’ Roundtable 2017 is to collectively discuss national strategies for recruitment and retention of Hispanics in academia, give networking opportunities to deans and academic leaders from across the nation, and provide a platform for deans to showcase the work on diversity at their institution.

Elevating and advancing the momentum from last year’s dialogue, this year's forum of invited deans and academic leaders will deliberate on the following key topics: results from the 2017 National Deans’ Survey, diversity practices at various institutions, and opportunities to strengthen ties between SHPE and academia. Your input is extremely valuable to SHPE, so we strongly urge you to join us for this worthwhile event.
Additional questions about the Deans’ Roundtable also can be directed to Dr. Dora Renaud at or Christian Alcaraz at
Review of applications began on October 2, and will occur on a rolling basis while space is available.
The SHPE Faculty Development Institute aims to help mentor and support pre-tenure engineering faculty for success in the engineering professoriate. Through a coalition of diversity organizations in STEM, SHPE is pleased to offer robust discussions and best practices as part of its Faculty Development Institute.

ASSIST Travel Grant
Thanks to the generous support from the National Science Foundation, SHPE is providing travel sponsorships of up to $2,000 to cover airfare or mileage, lodging, meals, and registration.
We are excited to announce that 135 scholarships have been awarded thanks to our IPC members! We’ve also been able to give $85,000 in awards because of corporate sponsorship. Financial need is the number one reason Latinos do not obtain college degrees. Corporate sponsors can support in addressing this issue by becoming a SHPE scholarship sponsor. IPC members interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please visit our corporate sponsorship page or email .
The American Association of Engineering Societies is calling for nominations for their 2018 AAES Awards honoring people for their contributions to engineering and society. The 2018 awards will be presented at the AAES awards banquet in Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2018. The deadline for nominations is October 16, 2017. Read more .