SHPE is committed to supporting our members across the nation with tools and resources to help promote our mission of impacting the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. Our programs are tailored to increase the numbers of Hispanics in STEM. Starting at the pre-college level and continuing up to the professional level, these programs play multiple roles in preparing members to be successful STEM professionals.

At the National Convention, we offer five conferences, one conference per program, along with a variety of events and competitions that reinforce these programs, and awards that recognize the achievements by Hispanics in STEM.


Throughout the convention, attendees test their skills in competitions for both prizes and bragging rights, including the Engineering Science Symposium, Hackathon Innovators Challenge, Extreme Engineering, Nissan Design Competition, and the MAES Intern Tournament.


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 Tech & Innovation. Attendees may stick with one predetermined track, or they can pick and choose from the sessions within each conference.

Corporate Tours

Don’t miss out on one of the convention’s most exciting features – corporate tours. These exclusive tours of Cleveland-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.

Special Events

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.

STAR Awards

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.

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