SHPE is committed to supporting our members across the nation with cutting-edge professional development, tools, and resources to help promote our mission of impacting the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. Our programs are tailored to not only increase the numbers of Hispanics in STEM but also support them along their journey. Starting at the pre-college level and continuing up to the professional level, SHPE Programs play a critical role in preparing members to be successful STEM professionals.
At the National Convention, we offer five conferences, along with a variety of events, competitions, and awards that recognize the achievements by Hispanics in STEM.
Throughout the convention, attendees continue to grow and test their skills for awards, and national recognition, including the Engineering Science Symposium, Innovation Challenge: Engineering with a Purpose, Extreme Engineering, and the Nissan Design Challenge.
At the National Convention, we offer five individual conferences that align with our national programs: Pre-College, Professionals in STEM, Academic, SHPEtinas: Igniting Latinas in STEM, and Technology and Innovation. Attendees may stay with one predetermined track, or they can select and choose from the sessions within each conference.
Don’t miss out on one of the convention’s most exciting features – Corporate Tours. These exclusive tours of Phoenix-area companies allow convention-goers the rare opportunity to experience new technologies, witness operations at work, interact with potential recruiters, and network with top engineers and scientists.
There are a variety of prestigious special events held throughout the convention, including the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Opening Ceremony, Excellence in STEM Luncheon, High Achievers’ Breakfast, Chapter Presidents’ Breakfast, Executive Roundtable, Hospitality Suites, Lifetime Members & Founders’ Reception, and many more.
The prestigious SHPE Technical Achievement and Recognition (STAR) Awards honor outstanding professionals for their dedication, commitment, and selfless efforts to grow and advance Hispanics in STEM careers. STAR Awards also recognize a company and government agency for demonstrating significant, measurable, and visible assistance to further SHPE’s mission. At this exclusive black-tie event, STAR Award honorees share their inspirational stories with peers, students, and corporate representatives.