young child building with legos

Program description

Noche de Ciencias is a national program established in 2008 by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation to promote knowledge and interest in STEM among the Hispanic and other underrepresented communities.

The goal of the Noche de Ciencias Program is to inspire Hispanic and other underrepresented youth to pursue STEM degrees and careers. Noche de Ciencias is usually a two-hour event hosted by the University of Iowa SHPE student organization that include hands-on STEM activities designed for K-12 students, a STEM panel, a college presentation for students, and two bilingual parent workshops on college and education costs and how to help their child(ren) go to college. This program is open to all.