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Government Relations

With over 13,000 members across the country, SHPE is an expert in serving Hispanic students and young professionals in their journey of pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

For nearly five decades, SHPE has found that access, awareness, advancement, and leadership representation in the STEM industry hasn’t met the exponential growth rate and potential of our highly skilled community, where it needs to be. That is why SHPE seeks to become the leading voice for our Familia in Washington, DC. 

Our Government Relations team is committed to offering members of Congress and the federal government our expertise to make thoughtful policy recommendations and guidance in the crafting of legislation to close equity gaps between Hispanics and STEM education.   

POLICY PRIORITIES

  1. SHPE supports policies to increase the number of Hispanic men and women in engineering to promote economic empowerment and sustainability in their community.

  2. SHPE supports increased federal funding for initiatives aimed at boosting the number of Latino students who pursue STEM education and career paths, particularly engineering.

  3. SHPE supports increased targeted funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions and other colleges and universities that are focused on STEM opportunities for Hispanic students.

Our Expertise:

  • Early STEM Education
  • College Preparation
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Success
  • Workforce & Professional Development
  • Building the next generation of Hispanics in STEM
  • Partnerships with Academic & Industry Sectors

FEDERAL NEWS & UPDATES

Videos of Support from Lawmakers
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U.S. Senator Alex Padilla Speaks to SHPE
U.S. Senator Alex Padilla Speaks to SHPE
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U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas Accepts the Ruben Hinojosa Award
U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas Accepts the Ruben Hinojosa Award
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U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas Speaks to SHPE
U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas Speaks to SHPE
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RESEARCH

ADVOCACY Toolkit & Resources

STAY IN TOUCH

SHPE is a subject matter expert in advancing Hispanic leadership in the STEM industry and we want to bring our voice to DC. If you’d like to volunteer your time, just fill out your info and we’ll be in touch.