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SHPE, Army Want Hispanic Youth for STEM Jobs

October 29, 2013

Staff Reports -- HispanicBusiness.com

2nd Lt. Martha Morales, U.S. Army  

A partnership between the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the U.S. Army is focused on developing future leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, the Army announced on Monday.

The Army is sponsoring the SHPE national conference in Indianapolis Oct. 30-Nov. 2. The Army and the SHPE hope to increase student awareness about resources that will help them pursue STEM careers.

Both groups are particularly interested in reaching out to Hispanic youth, stressing the twin facts that the Hispanic youth population is growing fast and that STEM is an ever-expanding field.

The SHPE, a leading social-technical organization, helps students realize academic and professional potential through STEM awareness, access to higher education and professional development. For its part, the Army gets to use the conference to showcase its education programs, including March2Success, a free online tool that prepares students for standardized tests.

During the conference, Army representatives will host interactive exhibits, conduct a workshop for young professionals focused on developing personal leadership skills, and provide information on scholarships and assistance with college tuition.

To learn more about the Army's educational and career opportunities, including college scholarships through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), visit www.goarmy.com.

The U.S. Army contributed.


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