Presentation on theme: "Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Chapter Officers for 2008-2009 President : Randa V. Soto Vice President: Diego Zegarra-Ballon Secretary: Humberto."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter Officers for 2008-2009 President : Randa V. Soto Vice President: Diego Zegarra-Ballon Secretary: Humberto Moya Treasurer/Internal Representative: Onassis Rivera Advisors: Dr. M. Krishnamurthi (ISYE) Dr. F. Sciammarella (MEE)
About SHPE… SHPE was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1974. The objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. SHPE is The Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent. NIU Chapter of SHPE was established in 1999
AHETEMS Foundation Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science Scholar-Internships Internships Scholarships http://www.ahetems.org/
SHPE Conferences SHPE Conference http://oneshpe.shpe.org/wps/portal/shpe2008 http://oneshpe.shpe.org/wps/portal/shpe2008 HENAAC Conference http://www.henaac.org NILA –National Institute for Leadership Advancement RLDC - Regional Leadership Development Conferences
Programs and Activities 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 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 http://uno-online.org Other ideas?
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?
Social Activities 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