Students represent Illinois ECE at SHPE National Convention
For over 40 years, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) has been changing lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their full potential and impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. SHPE's network consists of over 11,000 members, 230+ chapters, and hundreds of organizations across the country.
The annual SHPE National Convention is the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in STEM in the country. Every year, the SHPE Convention attracts over 7,000 STEM students, professionals, and corporate representatives. The convention is an opportunity for leading corporations, government agencies, and other organizations to recruit top STEM talent.
This conference aims to create well-rounded engineers that can communicate effectively while also being up-to-date with innovative technology that is presented at the conference.
This year, Illinois ECE students embarked to the SHPE National Convention where they were able to explore educational, technical, competitive, and other development opportunities for professionals and students in STEM.
"The Illinois ECE students pictured here show up to study hours, upperclassmen academically mentor underclassmen CEs and EEs, and they overall create an environment that helps students thrive in their academics by de-stigmatizing failure, having "family discussions" that focus on building courage as engineers, and setting standards of academic excellence amongst themselves," President of the UIUC SHPE chapter Selena Torres commented.
"This all contributes in the end to the inspiration, recruitment, retainment, and post-graduation success of SHPE Illinois ECE students."