The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is establishing a high school chapter on the campus of Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) in cooperation with Cal Poly Pomona’s student chapter.
Membership in Bosco Tech’s SHPE Jr. chapter will enable students to be paired with a college mentor, apply for scholarships, and participate in SHPE’s STEM-related activities and annual national pre-college symposium. Members will also develop leadership skills through the active involvement of professional-level members.
“SHPE is a nationally respected organization in the engineering community and we truly appreciate this opportunity,” said Rene Romero, Bosco Tech instructor and chapter moderator. “We’re excited to offer membership to our students because it will perfectly compliment the STEM coursework that each student completes as part of our unique pre-engineering, college-prep curriculum. And our students are looking forward to working with their counterparts at Cal Poly.”
SHPE was founded in 1974 to form a national networking organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. SHPE’s goal is to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. Upon graduating from high school, SHPE Jr. Chapter members are encouraged to continue their involvement by joining SHPE Student Chapters in college and later, professional chapters.
Celebrating its sixtieth year, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. The innovative science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields. Visit www.boscotech.edu for more information.