U.S. Army and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Renew Commitment to Advance Educational Opportunities in STEM

Army Partnership Focuses on Developing Future Leaders in STEM

Oct 28, 2013, 09:00 ET from U.S. Army

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the U.S. Army's ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, the Army is sponsoring the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) national conference, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Indianapolis, Ind. Through this partnership, the Army will work with SHPE to students are fully aware of the resources available them to pursue their STEM-related interests and goals.

It is important to bridge the gap between this nation's fast-growing Hispanic youth population and the ever-expanding need for STEM-educated professionals. SHPE is a leading social-technical organization that empowers students to realize their academic and professional potential through STEM awareness, access to higher education and professional development.  The Army's partnership with SHPE provides a platform to showcase the Army's more than 40 free education programs designed to enhance learning, including March2Success, a free online tool that prepares students for standardized tests.

During the SHPE national conference, Army representatives will host an interactive exhibits, conduct a workshop for young professionals focused on developing personal leadership skills, and provide information on scholarship opportunities and college tuition assistance.

To learn more about the Army's educational and career opportunities, including college scholarships available through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), please visit www.goarmy.com.

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