SHPEster of the Month

Jose “Are you gonna finish that?” Ruiz

Jose joined the Outreach Committee earlier this semester. Since then, he has been one of the most helpful committee members in terms of taking on responsibility during the planning of our last event, Discover Engineering Day. Jose’s amazing work helped us put on some great college-preparedness workshops and secured us an inspiring keynote speaker! Jose was a great asset to the committee this semester and we hope to see him continue on in the LeaderSHPE Team next year. We expect big things for you, Jose!


Upcoming Events

8th GBM with IBM

Missed SHPE over Spring Break? We sure did! That’s why you should come out to our next General Body Meeting with IBM! Don’t miss out on this great networking opportunity! As always, we will be having food catered so make sure to come hungry, and stay for the raffle at the end! Study Nights will be right after!

Location: VHE 210
Date: Wednesday, March 29th
Time: 7 PM

SHPE Pin Wars!

SHPE Pin Wars is back and better than ever! If you’ve been waiting all year to win the title of Pin Wars Champion in all its honor and glory, now’s the time to sign up! This “assassin”-inspired game has proven to be a test of mental, emotional, and (sometimes) physical strength. Pin Wars is notorious for ruining friendships and revealing the next generation of snakes. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to make a name for yourself in SHPE! Explore your inner savagery and sign up today! The WINNER will be awarded a $30 Amazon Gift Card and SHPE Swag Bag! Sign up form closes at 11:59PM on Saturday, April 1st. Competition starts on Monday April 3rd at 9:00AM. Pins can be purchased for $3 from any E-Board member.

Sign up here!

Junior MESA Day

Help out middle school students by volunteering at Junior MESA Day, a fun day of competitions! SHPE-USC will be facilitating a table with an interactive activity, helping proctor math competitions, and judging the project competitions. Sign up below if you are interested!


  •  8:00 to 8:50: meet and greet / project check-in
  • 9:00 to 10:00: proctor math competitions
  • 10:00 to 12:00: interactive activity in E-Quad
  • 10:00 to 12:00: help judge project-based competitions

Sign up here!

Location: E Quad
Date: Saturday, April 1st
Time: 8 AM – 12 PM

SHPE Region 2 Futbol Tournament

It’s that time of the year again. Come join SHPE-USC and UCLA SOLES as we host our annual SHPE Region 2 futbol tournament, in honor of the ongoing UEFA Champions League, and compete for the title of #1 team in region 2! SHPE at UC Riverside were crowned champions in 2015, and SHPE at UC Irvine are the defending champions from 2016. Who will it be this year? Be there or admit defeat.

To join the SHPE USC team, contact Max Ulloa at

Location: Brittingham Field
Date: Saturday, April 8th
Time: 1 – 6 PM

SHPE Raffle!

Enter to win a Razer Gaming Laptop. Microsoft has sent us this wonderful prize valued at $2000 dollars!!! All you have to do to enter is buy a raffle ticket from a member of EBoard! The prices are as follows:

  • $5 for 1 ticket
  • $12 for 3 tickets
  • $20 for 5 tickets

There is no limit on how many tickets you can buy! These fund will help us to subsidize the cost of RLDC. We will announce the winner at the 8th GBM on March 29th. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

SHPE National Conference

We are back from the SHPE National Conference and we are stronger than ever! At the conference , our chapter received the Region 2 Outreach Award. We want to personally thank all of our members for helping us to get to this moment. Overall, the conference helped our familia grow so thank you to all those who came. Hopefully, next year can be just as great!



Mentorship Application

SHPE SHAPE is a mentorship program with the inner city high school Augustus F. Hawkins in which each USC student is paired with a high school student. We will be working with the top 30 students of each class at Hawkins to develop their passions, help with their studies, and guide them through the college application process. These kids, who are at the top of their class, are often neglected by the school because they aren’t at risk of failing and are assumed to be capable of handling high school alone. However, this leaves them under-qualified to apply to many colleges that they could be getting into had they had the resources and support many of us at USC did. We, as SHPE SHAPE, hope to address this issue and give these inner city kids a strong a foundation and passion for learning so they have the ability to go to college and escape the cycle of poverty. We will be meeting twice a month with the mentees for a 2 – 3 hour period on Saturdays. The only thing we are looking for is someone with commitment and an actual desire to help the students improve. The kids we work with are talented and hopeful, but often lose against an education system that is overburdened and underfunded. These students need attention, guidance, and the reassurance that someone cares enough to take an interest in their education. It is only a couple hour commitment on your part, but those hours could make a huge difference on their future. For more questions please Thanks!

Apply here!