Weekly News & Updates | February 3, 2021
LESSONS I'VE LEARNED FROM UFC
In the late 1990's, when I was still a law student at St. Mary’s University, one of my favorite ways to “unwind” was watching Ultimate Fighting Championship—back when the sport was just coming into its own. At the time, UFC was banned in more than 30 states, forcing viewers like me to watch through a black box (if you know, you know)...

GOT MY FIRST JOB! SHPE MEMBER GOES TO WORK AT BOEING
Juliette Dubon, a Senior in Mechanical Engineering at Florida International University secured a Boeing internship at the SHPE National Convention. AND now she starts her full-time job there in the Research and Technology Division within the company’s Space and Defense Organization in August 2021.

APPLY NOW FOR A 2021-2022 SCHOLARSHIP
The ScholarSHPE program helps fill the gap in the Hispanic education pipeline from high school through to successful career placement in STEM fields. For the 2020-2021 academic year, SHPE provided $620,000 in scholarships.This year YOU could be one of those recipients!

SHPE ADVISOR IS DRIVING FORCE BEHIND COVETED INTERNSHIPS
Rodolfo Cruz, SHPE advisor and assistant professor at Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus, has been a driving force in encouraging students to apply for coveted NASA internships. One of his students, Alberto Niebla, was recently selected to participate in the prestigious NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program.

COMPETE IN THE ALL-NEW SHPE CHALLENGE FOR RLDC
The Designing for a VUCA World competition is a challenge where YOU will innovate, impact and build products and/or services that will directly address social problems within your community. Open to all registered 2021 RLDC attendees. Sign up to compete by February 26!

JOIN NOW TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE 2021 SHPE ELECTIONS
Thinking of stepping up to run for SHPE office? To be eligible to nominate a candidate, run for office, and vote in the elections, you must be a current paid SHPE member as of Monday, February 15. If you haven't already, renew now so you can be heard.

LATINXFACTOR™ SCHOLARSHPE SERIES EVERY MONDAY
To support our students with preparing winning ScholarSHPE applications, we are offering a four-part latinXfactor webinar series every Monday at 8pm ET in February. Register now!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
ScholarSHPE Application Period Opens | February 1 | More info
lXf ScholarSHPE Webinar #2 | February 8 | Register
lXf ScholarSHPE Webinar #3 | February 15 | Register
Membership Payment Due to be eligible to nominate, vote, or run for SHPE office | February 15 | Elections info
lXf ScholarSHPE Webinar #4 | February 22 | Register
RLDC 5 & 7 | March 18-20 | Virtual | Sponsor | Register (2/16 Early Bird deadline)
RLDC 4 & 6 | March 25-27 | Virtual | Sponsor | Register (2/23 Early Bird deadline)
Election Nominations Due | March 31 | Elections info
RLDC 1, 2, & 3 | April 15-17 | Virtual | Sponsor | Register (3/16 Early Bird deadline)
ScholarSHPE Applications Due | April 30 | More info
2021 National Convention | November 10-14 | Orlando, FL | Sign up to be notified
Please email marketing@shpe.org if you have an event to add to the calendar.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Below is the contact information for the departments within SHPE. If you have an inquiry for us, please reach out using one of the email addresses below.

Career Services: careercenter@shpe.org
Corporate Relations/Sales: partnerships@shpe.org
Events: events@shpe.org
Information Technology: it@shpe.org
Marketing: marketing@shpe.org
Membership: membership@shpe.org
Programs: programs@shpe.org
Registration: registration@shpe.org
IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy) Concerns: familia@shpe.org
All Other Inquiries: shpenational@shpe.org

All of these mailboxes are monitored daily and you should expect to hear back within one business day.