SHPE is the nation’s largest association dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in the STEM field.
With help from her SHPE Familia and mentors, Catherine was able to overcome academic struggles and land her dream internship.
Indhira is a civil and environmental engineer and is now studying engineering education after getting involved with SHPE. Now she's pusuing her PhD.
Rudy leaned on his SHPE Familia while moving far away from home. Now he is paying it forward.
In just three short years, he went from an engineering student trying to do it alone to being a STEM professional with a Familia.
Engineering is not a box. You can be whoever you want to be.
I joined SHPE for the Familia. Finding people that had the same passions as me was important.
When I struggled in class, SHPE gave me resources and assured me that engineering WAS my place.
Catherine left the engineering major but was encouraged to return and continue following her passion by her SHPE Familia.
Once I got back into SHPE, I went to National Convention and landed my dream internship at Intel.
Catherine is now the Student Chapter President at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley.
My advice for a new member is to find a mentor. Mine are definitely my backbone.
Through SHPE, I did a lot of Latino outreach. I never imagined that I could make a career out of it.
Indhira is now a PhD student at Florida International University studying Engineering Education, affiliated with the newest school in the College of Engineering and Computing: SUCCEED. Her dissertation is focused on the experiences of being a Latinx engineering student at a Hispanic-serving institution.
Every time I come to a SHPE event I'm infused with a renewed sense of purpose like: I can do this.
Being a faculty member would position me to have the biggest impact on the community.
After receiving her Ph.D., Indhira's goal is to become a faculty member at a Hispanic-serving institution.
Everybody is here for one reason - to impact and influence the Hispanic community.
I saw a SHPE flyer and didn't know what it was but I was interested in professional opportunities.College - Texas A&M, Corpus Christi
My parents didn't want me moving but I knew I could impact the community I came from.Making the move to Dallas-Fort Worth wasn't easy for Rudy, leaving his family and friends behind.
My advice for graduates is to reach out to the SHPE professionals where you are.
At my first SHPE meeting I was amazed by how many members there were - probably 100 plus.
I was introverted, so being able to make friends through SHPE helped me become proud of who I am.As a student, Miguel was elected Vice President of Corporate Affairs for the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo SHPE Chapter.
I got my internship with PG&E at National Convention. Now I have a full time position with them.
I will continue to be involved with SHPE as a professional with the power to give back to others.
Miguel is a Regional Junior Representative, mentoring students through SHPE Jr, Noche de Ciencias, and teaching kids the benefits of careers in STEM.
My advice for new members is don't be afraid to take risks. You are capable. You are qualified.
See You at Convention!
Join us at our 2019 National Convention—the nation’s largest gathering of Hispanics in STEM— in Phoenix, AZ October 30th-November 3rd! You can make the most of this year’s event by reviewing the agenda and choosing your sessions in advance.Event Information
We’re closing the gap between Hispanics and STEM.
SHPE raises awareness, provides access, and prepares Hispanic students and professionals to become leaders in the STEM field. Our members are driving innovation, the global economy, and a prosperous Hispanic community.
Disparity between Hispanic population and representation in STEM.
The world needs more Hispanics in STEM like you.Learn More
Receive ongoing support through your college’s SHPE chapter and our nationwide Familia. We’re here to make sure you’re successful in your program and beyond.Learn More
Graduation InformationWoo hoo! Achievement unlocked!
ScholarshipsFinancial need is the #1 reason why Hispanic students do not complete a bachelor's degree.
SHPE programs aim to increase student awareness, interest, self-efficacy, and self-identity with STEM subjects and careers for K-12 students.Learn More
Noche de CienciasFamily science nights for high school students.
Get involved with SHPE Jr. ChaptersJoin a SHPE Jr. chapter.
Pre-College ConferenceHeld 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.
It takes a leader to know one.
SHPE partners with the leading companies, organizations, and academic institutions in the STEM field.