Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Report
Society of Hispanic
Professional Engineers
Chapter Officers for 2008-2009
President : Randa V. Soto
 Vice President: Diego Zegarra-Ballon
 Secretary: Humberto Moya
 Treasurer/Internal Representative:
Onassis Rivera
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Advisors: Dr. M. Krishnamurthi (ISYE)
Dr. F. Sciammarella (MEE)
About SHPE…
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SHPE was founded in Los Angeles, California in
1974.
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The objective was to form a national
organization of professional engineers to serve
as role models in the Hispanic community.
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SHPE is The Source for Quality Hispanic
Engineers and Technical Talent.
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NIU Chapter of SHPE was established in 1999
AHETEMS Foundation
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Advancing Hispanic Excellence in
Technology, Engineering, Math and
Science
 Scholar-Internships
 Internships
 Scholarships
http://www.ahetems.org/
SHPE Conferences
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SHPE Conference
http://oneshpe.shpe.org/wps/portal/shpe2008
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HENAAC Conference
http://www.henaac.org
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NILA –National Institute for Leadership Advancement
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RLDC - Regional Leadership Development Conferences
Programs and Activities
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Types of programs our chapter can support
 Educational programs to benefit
members
 Volunteering activities that benefit our
college, NIU and the community
 Fundraising activities that generate funds
to support our programs and activities
 Socials that promote peer support
 Chapter membership recruitment
Educational Programs
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What would you like to learn?
 Speakers to talk about careers?
 Plant tours to learn about engineering
activities
 Training workshops on software skills
 Career development programs on
resume-writing and interviewing
 Other ideas?
Volunteering Opportunities
Why volunteer? How does it help us?
 Assisting CEET with student recruitment
 Offering tutoring support to fellow Latino/a
 Volunteering in college/university
programs and SHPE conferences
 UNO –United Neighborhood Organization
http://uno-online.org
 Other ideas?
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Fundraising Ideas
Fundraising activities locally in the college
and within NIU
 Outside NIU
 Raffles (with city permit)
 Sponsorships from companies
 Selling things like T-shirt with NIU SHPE
chapter logo
 Other ideas?
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Social Activities
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Activities that are fun, safe and promote peer
support:
 Sports-related: bowling, paintball, etc.
 Entertainment-related: movies, shows,
dance, etc.
 Food-related: Lunch, dinner, BBQ, etc
 Cultural visits-related: to places in Chicago
or elsewhere
 Other ideas?
Conclusions and Thanks
It is important for members to join the
society officially and pay dues
 Membership is required for benefits such as
scholarships and conference participation
 Take leadership in activities and benefit
from leadership opportunities
 Remain in good academic standing
 Help one another
 Thank You For Your Participation
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