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.
There is beauty in having the courage to show who we are and what we believe, and this week’s National Convention in Cleveland will be a testament to this idea.
There, in a city whose story mimics our own—a story of struggle and triumph, hard times and brighter days ahead—SHPE will show its true face and indomitable spirit. But our willingness to reveal our true colors can’t stop at the convention hall doors.
I was reminded of this while scrolling through LinkedIn recently, when I came across an article written by Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang. In it, he talks about Lenovo’s longstanding commitment to sustainability, and how the company continues finding unique and novel ways to reduce its environmental footprint. We’re not just talking about an office recycling program. These are big, bold, daring initiatives: from bio-based product packaging to playing a key role in improving conditions around “conflict minerals.”
Throughout the corporate world, programs dedicated to social responsibility, environmental stewardship and diversity and inclusion are on the rise. Not just because these are objectively good things to do. It’s also good for business. When a company erects a one-megawatt solar array on their factory’s roof, those panels aren’t cheap. Over time, however, the savings on energy costs can be enormous, allowing that company to invest money back into the business—and its workers.
Honors an engineer who is recognized by his or her peers for outstanding technical accomplishments.
2019 Winner: Jose Jacobo, The Boeing Company
HISPANICS IN TECHNOLOGY – GOVERNMENT
2019 Winner: Oscar Ruiz, US Air Force
JAIME OAXACA AWARD
2019 Winner: Diana Ortega, General Motors Company
SHPE STAR OF TODAY
2019 Winner: Juan Salgado, Northrop Grumman
DR. ELLEN OCHOA AWARD
2019 Winner: Dr. Ellen Ochoa, NASA
SHPE STAR OF TOMORROW
2019 Winner: Louis Terry, BAE Systems
MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
2019 Winner: Karen Siles, IBM Corporation
2019 Winner: Alberto Martinez Magliano, Intel Corporation