Awards and Acknowledgements

Below are a number of awards and recognitions that our chapter has received throughout the years! We will only ever add to this page; as our familia grows and as our members continue receiving recognitions, we are devoted to showing off any and all of our members’ achievements with pride.

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2022 and 2023 National Recognitions

The SHPE National Convention is an opportunity for members of individual chapters to be recognized for their outstanding work and dedication. We are proud to announce that several members from the Las Aguilas chapter have received awards during the 2022 and 2023 National Conventions!

During the 2022 National Convention, two of our members received awards during the Region 7 meeting. Among all of the SHPE Chapters representing each college in attendance, Alexa Duarte and Maximus Mendez were two of the five total recipients who received the “Para La Familia” award. 

The 2023 National Convention also saw the recognitions of Bella Ruiz, Maximus Mendez and Lihuen Muñoz who were recognized also during the Region 7 meeting. Bella and Maximus received the “Lift As You Climb” award while Lihuen received the “Para La Familia” award!

Featured Embry-Riddle Stories

Want to learn more about members? ERAU interviewed three of our members who they believed to be outstanding in their field to give testimonies on their journeys and reflect on how far they’ve come since starting at Embry-Riddle. 

Click on anyones picture to read more!

Odalis Bonilla, Aerospace and Occupational Safety
Elliot Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineering
Isabella Novo, Computational Mathematics

IDEA Award 2023

At the ERAU Spring 2023 Awards ceremony, SHPE received the prestigious IDEA accolade in recognition of their ongoing commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. They were honored for their efforts in empowering students from all backgrounds, irrespective of their race, beliefs, appearance, or gender, to become part of their community and uphold their core values of Familia, Service, Education, and Resilience.

The “IDEA” Award, which stands for Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy, is bestowed upon individuals and groups who have actively fostered diversity and inclusion by creating an environment that values and harnesses each person’s unique talents, much like our close-knit SHPE Familia.

Zeba Momin, Valeria Slotter, Jabir' Etienne, Cameron Smith, & Adrian Moraga (Spring 2023)

Boeing E-Week Competition

SHPE wins bottle rocket challenge at Boeing E-Week!

During the Spring 2023 semester, Boeing E-Week was taking place and our members made the trip to participate. Unaware that they were required to bring a finished rocket, the group quickly put their minds together and whipped up a trophy winning rocket. Their ingenuity and creativity landed them first place!

Now in the Spring 2024 semester, we were prepared with multiple teams, each prepared with their own rocket. With preparation, these teams won another first place trophy for ERAU, while also winning third! 

2023 Robo Boat Competition

International Robo Boat Competitions

SHPE members, Ana Alvarez, Dominic Marsh, and Francisco Bustamante with the rest of the robotics association of Embry-Riddle competed in the international RoboBoat competitions, winning second place in 2022 and fourth place in 2023.