Held during the 2019 National Convention, SHPE’s annual Pre-College Conference is an exciting two-day event designed to engage and motivate high school students around STEM activities. Students participate in hands-on workshops that allow them to act and think like an engineer or STEM professional. The workshops are presented by our professional member volunteers and corporate partners.

For both students and parents

Deadline October 1. Limited space available.

Email us now to become a SHPE Jr. member for $5 and get the member pricing.

For questions or more information, email precollege@shpe.org.

Friday, November 1 


SHPE SAILS (Students Advancing In Learning STEM)

On Friday, the SHPE SAILS program offers full day of engaging, hands-on workshops to increase self-efficacy and interest in STEM subjects while exposing students to STEM degrees and careers. SHPE members empower participating students to start SHPE Jr. chapters at their schools if they do not already have one. This ensures that their Jr. chapter receives access to SHPE’s network, scholarship offerings, and funding opportunities for future programs and events on their own campus. There will also be a STEM Exploration Expo with representatives from colleges, universities, STEM programs, and local vendors.

Phoenix Convention Center, North Building | SHPE Jr. Member: $15; Non-member: $25

Saturday, November 2 


Engineering Design Challenge

On Saturday, students visit Arizona State University to tour the campus and participate in the Engineering Design Challenge (EDC). For the EDC, high school students work together to solve a STEM challenge and compete to win prizes..

Arizona State University, Memorial Union | SHPE Jr. Member: $5, Non-member: $15


Parents of Tomorrow’s Engineers

A full day of education and resources for the parents of tomorrow’s engineers are offered Saturday on the ASU campus to support a deeper understanding of SHPE, STEM, and college access.

Arizona State University, Memorial Union | FREE

Exhibitor opportunities available for the STEM Exploration Expo. To sign up as an exhibitor, contact sales@shpe.org.

Universities/colleges: Sign up now for a complimentary Expo booth.

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