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What We Do

Professional Development

We organize professional development and networking events throughout the year. Sign up for our newsletter to learn about upcoming events. If you are interesting in working with us to organize a specific event, please contact us.

Youth Outreach & SHPE Jr.

Interested in introducing Detroit youth to STEM? We work with local high schools to organize Noche de Ciencias events and to mentors FIRST Robotics teams. Take a look at the SHPE Jr. Newsletter - it will provide great insight about our work.

Latinas in STEM

We organize workshops for Latinas to develop technical and leadership skills. Sign up for our newsletter to learn about upcoming events. If you are interested in working with us to organize a specific event or joining our Latins in STEM, please contact us.

Employment Opportunities

Coming Soon

Volunteer Groups

Coming Soon

SHPE Detroit Chapter History


  • SHPE-Detroit was founded in 1995.

  • Started with YES (Young Engineer and Scientists) group comprised of a variety of Detroit Industry professionals (GM, Ford, Chrysler)

  • Mission: “To Inspire, Mentor and Motivate High School Students to Pursue Four-Year College Degrees in Engineering and Science.”

  • YES and Jr. YES Program:

- Middle School, 9th and 10th Graders

- Sessions in Chemistry, Physics, Web Design, Math, etc.

- Design Project: Cinco de Mayo float design (engineering theme)

- Compete in FIRST Lego Robotics Competition

  • University Relations

  • Fundraising and Community support

  • Corporate Social and Student Intern program support

  • Mentoring Programs

  • SHPE-Detroit Professional Chapter disbanded in 2009

  • SHPE-Detroit Professional Chapter was reformed in 2012 with a mission of "Changing lives in Detroit by inspiring and motivating young Hispanic students to achieve educational excellence in STEM fields through mentoring and community presence, as well as to enhance career opportunities for Hispanics by providing a strong professional network."

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