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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Hosts High School Students
Members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) hosted more than 50 high school students from the Capital Region, New York City, and Connecticut on the Rensselaer campus March 28-30. For the past four years, the organization has played host to students from inner-city schools in an effort to expose them to college and campus life. The students participated in a series of academic workshops and panel discussions led by students and faculty.

“SHPE is a nationwide professional organization that was founded in Los Angeles in 1974 with the intention of bringing professional engineers together to serve as role models in the Hispanic community,” said Joshua Clarke, president of SHPE-Rensselaer. “We feel that as successful minorities, it is our duty to enable the younger generation to build on our success. Staying true to the intentions of the organization, we continue to host the annual outreach weekend to encourage students to investigate the possibilities of an education in technical areas. It is our intention to inspire those who will ultimately become the leaders of tomorrow.”
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 2, Number 7, April 18, 2008
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