Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Drew Thousands to Indianapolis

 

The Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE), the national organization aimed at motivating Hispanics to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), hosted a successful conference drawing more than 5,000 to Indianapolis, Indiana for a four-day technical conference.

The four-day event took place October 30 – November 3 and achieved:

  • Bringing together more than 500 middle and high school students to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) for an all-day Pre-College Symposium event aimed at inspiring youths with hands on science and math activities.
  • Introducing nearly 3,000 college students to Fortune 500 companies at the annual Career Fair & Graduate School Expo.
  • Bringing more than 200 companies to recruit Hispanic talent for STEM related jobs and internships.
  • Hosting an executive roundtable with CEOs and industry leaders on solutions to increase college graduate rates among Hispanic students in STEM.
  • Offering corporate tours and technical workshops for professionals and students, networking events, motivational luncheons and seminars to arm college students with professional life skills.

The SHPE Conference 2014 will be held in Detroit, Michigan from November 5 – November 9 and promises to deliver on more unique program workshops, featured guests speakers, award ceremonies, technical competitions and a larger Career Fair & Graduate School Expo.

General Motors Corporation will serve as Visionary Sponsor while University of Michigan will be the Pre-College Symposium University Host.

About SHPE
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers offers a network of 341 chapters nationally. SHPE’s mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE provides a variety of programming and resources including hosting the largest annual technical conference in the nation.

SOURCE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)