Weekly News & Updates | July 27, 2022
MIGUEL ALEMANY REFLECTS ON ROD GARCIA'S FOUNDING OF SHPE
On Saturday we buried a great man. Rod Garcia was laid to rest surrounded by his family, wife, kids, grandkids, and his SHPE family. He was eulogized in the House, his career was recorded in the Senate, the California Congress recognized him, and President Biden sent a condolence letter. Why? Because he changed the...

APPLY FOR A FALL 2022 GOOGLE PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWSHIP
The Google U.S. Policy Fellowship program offers undergrad and grad students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on tech policy issues. If you are a student who is passionate about technology, and want to spend the semester diving headfirst into Internet policy, then be sure to apply by August 12.

CEO CHRIS WILKIE HONORED IN INDUSTRY ERA MAGAZINE
Honored as one of Industry Era magazine's top 10 most admired leaders of 2022, CEO Chris Wilkie had an opportunity to share his thoughts on being an ally. “Allyship should be considered a verb.” Wilkie points out. “It’s critical that we make diversity and inclusion more than just this year's buzzwords."

REGISTER NOW FOR OUR FIRST FAMILIA MEETING
It's time for our first Familia Meeting! We'll hold these Zoom calls once per quarter on a different SHPE-related topic with different speakers followed by a Q&A. This month get to know our new Board Chair Fernando Paz and get your questions about the Board answered. Send questions in advance to familia@shpe.org.

SIGN UP FOR THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL NOCHE DE CIENCIAS EVENT
Do you know a K-12 student with an interest in STEM? We're offering a fun, free "night of science" or noche de ciencias on Wednesday, August 17, from 7-9pm ET for K-12 pre-college students. The first 120 to sign up by Tuesday, August 2, will receive a free KiwiCo kit.

FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS! Join us from 7-8pm ET for a special Equipando Padres workshop about The Summer Before College

QUICK POLL
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LAST WEEK'S RESULTS!
We had 254 responses to our question "What would most inspire you to buy SHPE swag from the Mercado?" 23.6% of you said lower prices followed closely by 23.2% of you who want free shipping. 22.8% said they didn't even know we had a Mercado. Ouch. 17.3% of you would like different products to choose and then 23.6% said easier navigation was the key. #themoreyouknow
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
ScholarSHPE Award Notifications I July 1 - July 30 I Learn more
2022 NILA Presidents Summit | August 3-7 | Orlando, FL | Register
Google Public Policy Fellowship Deadline | August 12 | Apply
Q3 Familia Meeting | August 15 | Virtual | Register
Back to School Noche de Ciencias | August 17 @ 5pm ET | Register
2022 National Convention - Regular Rates End | September 30 | Register
2022 National Convention | November 2-6 | Charlotte, NC | Register
Please email marketing@shpe.org if you have an event to add to the calendar.