Archive for December 2012

Social Impact & Member Benefits

SHPE is a membership organization whose mission is all about social impact.  The two concepts are interrelated and interdependent.  The current structure of the organization relies upon the efforts of our members to create social impact.  In our current organizational structure, we cannot perform our programs, which […]

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The Leaky STEM Pipeline

At the SHPE NILA Conference this year, I presented an image of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) pipeline in an effort to motivate our students and professionals about the leadership role they decided to undertake. I have gotten many requests to share the information presented […]

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Question From a Member: Increasing SHPE’s Impact

Question: “What I would like to better understand is how under your leadership SHPE can further penetrate the ranks of corporations. I have worked in top 50 fortune companies including Verizon, AT&T and Microsoft and still see very very few Hispanics in the hallways of those companies much […]

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SHPE Must Get Involved in Politics

The SHPE2012 Conference was a shining example of what the SHPE staff is capable of. While we are nowhere near as efficient as we should be, I believe we are on the right path. The other item I heard consistently throughout the conference is the necessity for […]

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The Need for Professional Development

For as long as we have had student chapters, SHPE has been helping engineering students through college and into new careers. If you assume we’ve graduated 2000 students per year since 2002, our potential membership growth would be 20K new professional members. We clearly have not achieved […]

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