INDUSTRY, Calif., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE), the leading 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 successfully 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.
“We are pleased to host yet another successful SHPE conference this year,” said Pilar Montoya, SHPE CEO. “This is the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in the United States. I’m amazed to see the number of young Hispanic students and professionals year after year. These talented individuals are the answers to our STEM crisis in this nation. It is through a conference like this where we are making the strategic decisions and directly impacting the lives of our Latino community.”
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. For more information, please visit http://www.shpe.org .
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. For more information, visit http://www.shpe.org .
SOURCE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)