Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Conference Brings Together Educators, Students, and Industry Professionals

Top Quote The annual Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Conference will occur in Cincinnati, OH from October 27-31. Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Educators and students from the high school, college and graduate student levels as well as industry professionals will be in attendance. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 30, 2010 - Alexandria, VA - The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science(AHETEMS) will hold an annual Conference from October 27-31 in Cincinnati, OH. The conference focuses on providing Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) students of Hispanic or Latino origin scholarship, internship and career opportunities.

    The 2010 SHPE conference provides Hispanic and Latino students in high school, college and graduate school multiple opportunities to enhance their careers in technical fields.

    Educators may attend the AHETEMS Teacher Program or participate in the Deans' Summit. Dr. Emir Jose Macari, the Dean of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University Sacramento, will chair the Deans' Summit and Bill Carroll, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington will Co-Chair it. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Felix A. Miranda, Chief of the Antenna and Optical Systems Branch for NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field.

    The Pre-College Symposia is designed for high school students preparing for college study in STEM fields. It includes college preparation workshops, science and engineering workshops, and a symposia dinner sponsored by the Department of Defense.

    Activities for undergraduate students include: a Grad Lab/GRE prep class, an Academic Olympiad designed to test students' technical knowledge, a design competition that will demonstrate an original idea in the field of robotics, and a Graduate School and Career Fair.

    Graduate students participate in a two-day program that prepares them to transition from academic studies into their professional field of interest. On the agenda is: proposal writing workshops, workshops on dissertation skills, getting published, writing resumes and CV's and obtaining letters of recommendation.

    Corporate sponsors for the event include Macy's, U.S. Navy, Intel, General Electric, Department of Defense, NASA, Hispanic College Fund, U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Army.
    Deborah Martinez, Director of Programs for SHPE says, "The SHPE 2010 Conference encourages and rewards excellence for Hispanic and Latino high school, undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in the STEM fields who are stepping out into the professional workforce. This is the largest conference of its kind held in the United States, and is attended by the most distinguished scientific and technical minds working in these fields today." For more information, or to make a donation, visit,

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