More than 5,000 people attended the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers conference that hosted companies looking to recruit Hispanic talent for STEM related jobs and internships.
The four-day conference was held at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. Attendees also included middle and high school students, who took part in hands-on science and math activities.
"This is the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in the United States," said SHPE CEO Pilar Montoya, in a statement. "I'm amazed to see the number of young Hispanic students and professionals year after year. These talented individuals are the answers to our STEM crisis in this nation. It is through a conference like this where we are making the strategic decisions and directly impacting the lives of our Latino community."
Next year's conference date and location already have been announced for Nov. 5 to Nov. 9, 2014, in Detroit. General Motors Corp. will serve as Visionary Sponsor while University of Michigan will be the Pre-College Symposium University Host.
SOURCE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
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