Hello Familia!

April is here and coats can be stored away as spring weather is coming our way!

SHPE Boston successfully hosted the 2014 Region IV Regional Leadership Development Conference (RLDC) in February, partnered with Google and SWE in March for the Women’s Techmakers leadership event, and started a new social initiative named SHPEs and Salsa to unite members. Now, with the arrival of spring – we are working on renewing and improving our chapter to better serve our community.

In this newsletter, you will read about the SHPE events for this quarter and as always, please check our Facebook page for the latest information on SHPE Boston events, as well as pictures and summaries from our past events.


As per section 12.4 of our Bylaws there are four elected executive officer positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. To ensure seamless continuity of on-going projects during election years, our Bylaws specify that elections for the President and Secretary should occur on odd numbered years and elections for Vice-President and Treasurer on even numbered years (this year, 2014!).

On June 4th, all registered paid members will receive information on the current candidates and on voting instructions. In the meantime, if you have any nominations, or questions, please contact Juana Paniagua at JuanaP@shpeboston.com. Visit www.shpeboston.org/elections for details.



SHPEs and Salsa is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow STEM professionals in the Boston area working for local technology companies. The goal of SHPEs and Salsa is to create an informal monthly meeting place for STEM professionals to socialize, dine, and drink. If you want to know more about SHPE, want to give us suggestions, or just feel like socializing with STEM professionals, just stop by and say “Hola”! For more info – visit: shpeboston.org/shpes-and-salsa/


Annual membership runs from June of the current year, to May of the next year (i.e. June 2014 – May 2015). If you are not currently a registered member, this is the best time to register and take advantage of the full fiscal year.

Please support SHPE and become a member today by registering HERE!


2014 – 2015 SHPE Boston Elections

Nominations open:
May 7th, 2014 – June 5rd, 2014

Elections to occur:
June 6th, 2014 – June 13th, 2014

Election results announcement:
By June 15th, 2014

SHPE Public Speaking Workshop

This workshop will focus on the essential skills and techniques to focus on for your next public talk. Workshop participants will leave with tips on how to improve confidence, poise, and persuasiveness.

Tentative Date/Time:
Thursday, May 29th at 6:30pm

General Body Meeting: LeaderSHPE – Defined

Join the discussion about what SHPE Boston has done this past year, what would you like to see next, and what is in store for the future!

Wednesday, June 18th at 7pm
Webcast via AnyMeeting

SHPEs and Salsa – Summer Mixer

Come mingle with fellow SHPE Boston members and supporters and celebrate the beginning of summer and the end of our fiscal year!

June (Exact date TBD)
Terra Luna
225 Essex St., Lawrence MA

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