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SHPE - Regional Leadership Development Conference

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Project ended on February 07, at 02:00 PM MST
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SHPE - Regional Leadership Development Conference



We are the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Boise State University Chapter. Our club focuses on improving the professional, academic, and personal skill set of its members. SHPE was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

The concept of networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the entire nation including Puerto Rico. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation. Over the years, SHPE chapters have opened up membership to other ethnicities as well as other STEM majors.

SHPE hosts Regional Leadership Development Conferences annually for all SHPE members to improve their organizational, managerial, and technical skills. They take place in each of the seven SHPE regions.This conference helps students develop and improve their pre-college outreach programs as well as the infrastructure of their student chapters. Students also learn how to interact and network with SHPE's corporate supporters. 

The Boise State Chapter has been selected to host the Region 3 Regional Leadership Development Conference at Boise State University in 2018 from March 1st - 3rd.

Please help us achieve our goal to cover the cost of hotel rooms, meals, and keynote speakers. We are expecting a total attendance of 250+ high school, college and graduate students. We aim to connect college students with professionals in order to increase their professional network and provide them with the opportunity to learn from their experiences. We want our attendees to gain the inspiration to continue on with their degree and to know that their goals and dreams are within reach if they're willing to work for it. We also want to show students the beautiful City of Boise, as well as urge them to apply to our graduate schools and local businesses. Please donate and share our page to make this the best conference possible!


Thank You,

Roy Olvera, President of SHPE-Boise State

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Snack Attack

Funds snacks for all conference attendees throughout the conference, keeping them energized and focused throughout the three day event.


Starving Scientist

Fund a conference attendee's meal. We will be providing all attendees a lunch during the days, and dinner during the closing banquet on the final night.


Poster Presenters

Helps us reward our research poster presenter competition winners. We will award a variety of Boise State swag, gift cards, and cash prizes!


Bronco Transportation

Cover the cost of the 12 passenger van for 1 day for students to tour the Boise State campus. Transportation from hotel to Student Union Building, location of conference.


Hotel for 1

Provides 1 hotel night for 1 student attendee.


Keynote Speaker

Helps cover for a part of our guest speakers accommodation fees, hotels, transportation, parking and meals.


Hotel for 2

Covers the cost of a hotel room for 1 night for 2 students.


Hydrated and Caffeinated

Covers the cost of water and coffee for the 300 students attending the conference.


Career Fair

Funds for the venue where we will be holding our career fair available to all high school, undergraduate, and graduate students at the conference.


Hotel for 6

Covers the hotel costs for one night for 6 students.