Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Although their EngagePitt™ campaign has concluded, if you would still like to make a donation to SHPE, you may always do so here.
Who We Are:
SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
Pitt SHPE is dedicated to the development of Hispanic students in the Swanson School of Engineering, we strive to create a positive impact on the Greater Pittsburgh Area through community involvement. In this capacity we hope to fulfill the SHPE National Mission and Vision.
During the year, we have different speakers help our students professional development, host different study groups to improve grades, and participate in outreach programs to help the Pittsburgh community. We also most big events where we get our schools student body interested in participating in Hispanic culture.
SHPE National Conference - Seattle 2016
What is it?
Each year, SHPE hosts a National Conference. it is a five-day event where workshops, competitions, and celebrations are hosted. These events help students build their professional networks, strengthen their resumes, and learn tips from other professionals about succeeding in industry.
At the end, there is a career fair where hundreds of companies participate. Some include big names like Toyota, Google, and GM. This career fair gives our students an opportunity to earn internships from companies that don’t come to Pitt’s career and co-op fair.
This is an amazing opportunity for our students!
In order to attend the conference, students would usually have to pay the registration fee, hotels, and travel to the conference site. The cost breakdown for a student planning to attend this year's conference looks roughly like this:
Registration for Conference (includes hotel): $300
Round Trip Plane Tickets: $600
Other Expenses: $150
One Student: $1050
How You Can Help:
Since the conference is in Seattle this year and travel will be more expensive than usual, the club plans to help participants by paying for their registration fee. This way, students will only have to cover their travel expenses.
This is where you, our amazing friends, family, and supporters, come in. With your help, Pitt SHPE members will be able to experience all the unique professional development opportunities that this conference offers. Every $300 donated means another SHPE member's registration fee is covered. Any funds raised past our goal will be applied to assist our students with travel fees, which they are currently paying out of pocket.
Thank you so much for any donation!