Manitos & Manitas Program
The Manitos & Manitas, or M&M, program provides underclassmen with a “Big Brother/Sister” to mentor and assist them during their transition to UT. Upperclassmen will inform underclassmen of all events and meetings held by SHPE to keep them involved in the organization. They will also help underclassmen members succeed throughout their first or second year at UT by providing both academic and career advice. This program additionally further allows upperclassmen to build their leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. The Manitos & Manitas support network connects students with resources and creates lasting friendships within the organization. This year we aim to have at least 50 pairs, 5 events focused on the 5 pillars, and improve the structure of the program by adding more monthly goals for pairs. Corporate representatives are encouraged to participate in the program by hosting professional development events.
The SHPE Señoritas program strives to unite Latinx female-identifying engineers. This program was established in order to increase the number of females by providing a stronger support system through community building, community service, and professional development events. This year we aim to host 2 events with the SHPE Austin Professional Chapter, providing a great opportunity for corporate representatives to interact with our membership.
Freshman Roundtable (FRT)
The Freshman Roundtable (FRT) program was made for freshmen and new transfer students to have an opportunity to gain leadership experience in UT-SHPE. FRT members have opportunities to shadow officers, plan events, and form a community of new SHPEys.
The Athletics program organizes intramural sports throughout the school year in order to promote a healthy lifestyle and create a sense of camaraderie. SHPE members have participated in flag football, volleyball (2 teams), basketball, outdoor soccer (2 teams), indoor soccer, softball, and other sports. UT-SHPE has been known to make the playoffs in numerous sports each year. We also organize groups for running, weightlifting, and dancing so members can participate in local competitions. Company supporters of UT-SHPE Athletics will have their company name printed on team t-shirts.