At the National Convention, we offer five individual conferences that align with our national programs. Attendees may stick with one predetermined track, or they can pick and choose from the sessions within each conference.
SHPE’s Academic Conference is designed to support members’ academic journeys and ensure their successful completion of STEM degrees. We provide annual travel scholarships as well as services such as the SHPE Career Center and the Resume Room. This conference provides participants with the necessary resources and networks to address the disparity of Hispanics earning STEM degrees and entering the STEM workforce. Each of our tracks is tailored to guide community college students, undergraduates, graduates, advisors, and educators in academia.
The Pre-College Conference is a two-day event designed to engage and excite high school students around STEM activities. Students participate in several hands-on activities. There will be multiple workshops to increase self-efficacy and interest in STEM subjects while exposing students to STEM degrees and careers. This year we are excited to have the teams from Navy Civilian, The Boeing Company, and U.S. Army. On Saturday students visit Cleveland State University to tour the campus, and participate in the Engineering Design Challenge. The competition features hands-on STEM activities that applies robotics, coding, design, and entrepreneurship elements.
SHPE’s Professionals in STEM Conference supports our professional members at every point in their careers, from the early stages, technical expert level, and all the way up to the C-suite level and Board of Directors. SHPE provides a differentiated learning approach to ensure that members are empowered with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to be successful STEM professionals.
The SHPEtinas: Igniting Latinas in STEM Conference strives to accelerate Latina representation at all levels of corporate and academic leadership in STEM while affirming Latina identity. The SHPEtinas conference hosts Latinas and Latinos at all levels of their educational and professional journey as well as academia and advisors. The 2018 SHPEtinas: Igniting Latinas in STEM Conference is the biggest SHPEtinas program yet! It has been thoughtfully designed to provide a 3-day impactful experience and is bigger than ever with 12 separate events and workshops crafted around the theme “STEM Movers & Shakers.”
Our Tech & Innovation Conference is designed to shine a spotlight on the latest technology in STEM, and the ways in which SHPE is impacting these fields. We host events such as Tech Talks, Hackathons, Design Competitions, Tech Theatre, and Tech Breakfasts at our National Convention to educate our members about cutting-edge technology strategies and innovative ideas. Experts in the field share new ideas, network, and spark dynamic discussions that invite SHPE members to be a part of the international conversation about technology and innovation.