The STEM Education Coalition is pleased to announce that the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, or SHPE, has joined our Leadership Council. Based in California and founded in 1974 by a group of engineers working for the city of Los Angeles, SHPE’s vision is “a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.” SHPE is comprised of a network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation. The organization is headed by CEO Raquel Tamez and Board Chair Miguel Alemany.
Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition James Brown said, “I am excited to welcome SHPE to our Leadership Council. SHPE’s unique perspective on diversity in engineering enhances the voice of the Coalition tremendously. We look forward to working with Ms. Tamez and her team to advocate for policies that expand the engineering pipeline and make STEM careers and education more accessible to all.”
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