SHPE UMass Lowell in conjunction with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) would like to cordially invite you to speak on Tuesday, April 7th from 6:00pm- 8:00pm at University Suites Room 106 after the film screening of “Underwater Dreams”, the true story of a team of undocumented Mexican high school students, who under the tutelage of two of their teachers, enter the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center’s annual International ROV competition.
In response to President Barack Obama’s calls for new and creative ways to encourage STEM education, SHPE is working with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and US Department of Education to develop approaches to increase the participation of under-represented communities through inspiration. The President’s Educate to Innovate initiative includes a focus on technology inclusion, and these partnerships serve the important goal of bringing innovative STEM programs to all children in the US, including those traditionally under-represented in these fields, such as girls, minorities, and low-income youth. As this year marks the 25th anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, administered by the Department of Education, SHPE has offered an opportunity to all national chapters to screen, “Underwater Dreams”, during National Robotics Week
(April 4 – 12).
Your involvement would provide a role model to our audience by relating your personal story of inspiration in regards to STEM. Please join April 7th from 6:00pm- 8:00pm at University Suites Room 106 for this very special event which supports STEM awareness and participation for a largely underrepresented demographic of our nation.
For further event details, please contact Gerard Colome, (978)382-8457, Gerard_Colome@student.uml.edu.
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