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2019 SHPE National Convention

Our newly estabilished student organization,  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Texas State Chapter attended the 2019 SHPE National Convention.The convention is the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in STEM in the country.  Not only did SHPE-TXST attend the conference for the first time as an official chapter, but competed and either won or placed!

We are very proud of our students who participated in the following competitions and congratulate them on their achievements!  

EE/CS Students win top two spots at the SHPE National Convention in Cyber Security Competition.

Texas State took first and second place in the NSA Cyber Security Competition! The competition took place over the span of 2 days at the Society of hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Convention. (Right to Left)


1st place winners:  Gustavo Madero (EE), Beau Smith (EE), Nick Mullen (EE), & Juan Pablo Tierradentro (EE).

2nd place winners: Victor Calixtro (CS), Uriel Lua Cervantes (EE), & Jafeth Zuniga (EE).

Electrical Engineering Student places 3rd in Extreme Engineering Challenge at SHPE National Convention.

Yahaira Cueva was selected amongst 9 students from all over the nation to be on the Boeing team and partake in the Extreme Engineering Challenge. This is a nonstop 24-hour competition that simulates an accelerated engineering working scenario, to help students build the skills necessary for meeting the profession’s most grueling demands. This year's challenge was to develop the most state of the art exploratory rover that would bring back samples of the environments we will one day inhabit. The team competed against 6 teams and came in 3rd place. 

Manufacturing Engineering Student is a Finalist in Nissan Design Challenge at SHPE National Convention.

Alejandra Flores was a finalist in the Nissan Design Competition. She was selected amongst 24 extraordinary SHPE student members, that were then split into eight teams to tackle this year’s Nissan Design Competition over the span of four days. The challenge was to develop or refine a tool that you would adopt or enhance, regardless of development time or investment cost, to test automotive systems and parts for safety, performance, quality, and efficiency. The team came up with a scalable solution for early detection of symptoms of thermal wear, deformation, cracks, misalignments, and slips that may cause future failure of a transmission