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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 Advisors: Dr. M. Krishnamurthi (ISYE) Dr. F. Sciammarella (MEE).

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chapter officers for 2008 2009
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
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
AHETEMS Foundation
  • Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science
    • Scholar-Internships
    • Internships
    • Scholarships

shpe conferences
SHPE Conferences
  • SHPE Conference
  • HENAAC Conference

  • 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
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
  • Other ideas?
fundraising 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
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
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