SHPE will proudly recognize its 2019 SHPE Technical Achievement and Recognition (STAR) Award recipients during the Excellence in STEM Luncheon on Friday, November 1, and STAR Awards Gala on Saturday, November 2. The prestigious 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 programs.

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Company of the Year

Accenture

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Government Agency of the Year

Department of Energy

Jaime Oaxaca

Diana Ortega
General Motors Company

Dr. Ellen Ochoa Award

Dr. Ellen Ochoa
NASA

Rubén Hinojosa STEM Award

TBA

Advisor of the Year

Carrie Robinson
Arizona State University

Community Service

Michael Guiracocha
Ford Motor Company

Corporate Achievement

Rob Anchondo
Honeywell Aerospace

Diversity

Michael Zamora
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Educator of the Year-Higher Education

Monica Palomo
Cal Poly Pomona

Educator of the Year Award – K-12

John Santos
Augustus Hawkins High School

Hispanic in Technology – Govt

Oscar Ruiz
US Air Force

Innovator

Alberto Martinez Magliano
Intel Corporation

Manager of the Year

Karen Siles
IBM Corporation

Promising Engineer

Jose Jacobo
The Boeing Company

SHPE Star of Today

Juan Salgado
Northrop Grumman

SHPE Star of Tomorrow

Louis Terry
BAE Systems

Young Investigator Award

Cesar de la Fuente
University of Pennsylvania

Professional Role Models

Region 1

Jose Martinez
The Boeing Company

Region 2

Juan Zepeda
Raytheon

Region 5

Erick Ponce
Bechtel

Region 6

Laura Valencia Fritsch
Eaton

Region 7

Yamille Perez
Caterpillar

Student Role Models

Region 2 Graduate

Alina Garcia Taormina
University of Southern California

Region 3 Undergraduate

Lucila Campos
Utah State University

Region 5 Undergraduate

Susana Campos
University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

Region 6 Undergraduate

Daisy Cueto
University of Illinois at Chicago

Region 7 Undergraduate

Giannina Duran
Florida Atlantic University

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