Friday, September 25, 2009

SHPE-NYC Member Announcement: SHPE Conference 2009 and "Future CIO" Essay Contest


Hello SHPE-NYC,

A major SHPE-NYC initiative this year is to provide our members with the opportunities and platforms to showcase their talent, expand your Professional network, and advance your career. This e-mail announcement describes two very exciting events and opportunities available to registered SHPE Professional members! Additional details are attached and listed below as well.

  • SHPE National Conference 2009
    • This year the SHPE Conference contains several programs and certifications targeted towards Professionals. Now is the best time for a Professional to consider attending the conference!

  • HITEC/SHPE “Future CIO” Essay Contest
    • The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) has given SHPE members a valuable opportunity to showcase their talent, and help propel your career in the process.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to reach out to info@shpe-nyc.org.

Luis Miranda

SHPE-NYC Internal VP

www.shpe-nyc.org


The SHPE National Conference 2009 – October 28-November 1


The SHPE Conference is the largest Hispanic technical conference in the nation and a "Must-Attend" event for everyone interested in personal development, career development, networking, and new and exciting career opportunities. The conference provides educational enrichment and academic outreach, extended training, networking, and forums for companies to market their products, services and new technologies.

o LEED AP (Tentative)
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional demonstrates a thorough understanding of green building principles and LEED requirements, resources and processes. Courses towards accreditation as well as preparation for the LEED AP exam will be offered.

o ScrumMaster (CSM)
Scrum, an agile process for software development, is facilitated by the ScrumMaster, the person responsible for ensuring that the team is utilizing the Scrum process and is productive as possible.

o Project Management (PMP®)
PMI® accredited courses will provide PDU credits towards establishing and maintaining your Project Manager certification. Courses include: "Tips for Delivering Successful Projects", "Mastering the new PMBOK", and "Managing Project Constraints".

o Professional Engineer (PE)
Learn what it takes to get and maintain your PE licensure. The National Society of Professional Engineers will also present courses on FE/PE test preparation strategies



HITEC/SHPE “Future CIO” Essay Contest

The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) are committed to increase the quantity and quality of Hispanic professionals working in executive levels of corporate America. The “Future Chief Information Officer (CIO)” Competition will challenge professionals to tell HITEC and SHPE about their vision and passion for Information Technology.

  • Winner will receive a paid HITEC Mentorship for one year by pairing up the winner with a Fortune 500 CIO level executive who is a member of HITEC
  • Essay submissions must be received by October 9th, 2009.
  • Additional information is available at http://www.shpe-nyc.org/hitec_shpe_cio_contest.docx
  • In order to be eligible, you must be a registered SHPE Member.
  • If you have any questions, you can contact us at info@shpe-nyc.org.


SHPE Conference 2009 Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available for the SHPE Conference in Washington!! These opportunities will allow you to meet company representatives and fellow student and professional SHPE members. The more you volunteer, the better your chance to win great prizes!!! Volunteers will receive a shirt and snack and will entered into the volunteer raffle which offers $1000 in gift certificates and one (1) airline ticket to anywhere in the US and PR.

Volunteering for certain roles will provide you with guaranteed access to that particular event so help out and attend the function of your choice. For example: Volunteer as a workshop assistant and guarantee yourself a spot at a particular workshop. HURRY! The best volunteer opportunities will go fast.

Please visit our SHPE Conference website at http://www.shpe.org/shpe2009 or contact Alex Saint-Blancard - 2009 SHPE Conference Volunteer Chair at alexstb@hotmail.com for more information.



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Monday, September 14, 2009

SHPE-NYC Upcoming Events


 

Please see below for upcoming events this week.

 

SHPE-NYC presents a reception to welcome Dean Feniosky Peña-Mora to Columbia University

When: Wednesday, September 16th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM       

Where: Columbia University, Lerner Hall, Broadway Room

For more information, please visit the event page in our blog at

http://shpenyc.blogspot.com/2009/09/shpe-nyc-welcomes-dean-feniosky-pena.html

Please RSVP at SHPERegion4@gmail.com

 

 

SHPE-NYC & Latinos at IBM present a Live Interview via Webcast with Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When: Thursday, September 17th, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Where: On the day of the event, please login at http://www.livestream.com/swganalystrelations

For more information, please visit the event page in our blog at

http://shpenyc.blogspot.com/2009/09/shpe-nyc-speaker-series-event-live.html

Submit your questions for the interview with Dr. Wladawsky-Berger in advance at RSVP@shpe-nyc.org.

 

 

INVITATION: JP Morgan Chase Adelante & NSHMBA NY Speaker Series

When: Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (5.30 PM, Registration)

Where: 277 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, New York

For more information, please visit the event page in our blog at

http://shpenyc.blogspot.com/2009/09/invitation-jp-morgan-chase-adelante.html

 

 

NSHMBA NY Pre-Conference Event

When: Saturday, September 19th, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus), 140 West 62nd Street, New York, New York

For more information, please visit the event page in our blog at

http://shpenyc.blogspot.com/2009/09/nshmba-ny-pre-conference-event.html

Please RSVP at http://www.123signup.com/register?id=jxzby

 

 

For more information, please visit www.shpe-nyc.org

“SHPE is the Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent."



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NSHMBA NY Pre-Conference Event


INVITATION: JP Morgan Chase Adelante & NSHMBA NY Speaker Series - September 22nd 6:00 - 9:00 PM


Sunday, September 13, 2009

SHPE-NYC Welcomes Dean Feniosky Peña-Mora - This Wednesday!


Professionals / Alums, Teachers, Parents & Students are all invited !!!!

SHPE welcomes Dean Feniosky Peña-Mora to Columbia University!

Feniosky Peña-Mora is the new dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), effective July 15, 2009.

Peña-Mora has earned an international reputation for his scholarship, teaching, research and engineering innovations, as well as hands-on leadership in managing major university engineering programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Illinois, where he has served as associate provost.


Reception Details:

Date:
Wednesday September 16, 2009
@ Columbia University,
Lerner Hall, Broadway Room

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

This event is Free

RSVP: SHPERegion4@gmail.com


Dean details:

Peña-Mora is a graduate of Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He earned his masters and doctorate in civil engineering from MIT. Before arriving in Illinois in 2003, he worked at MIT as assistant professor and associate professor of information technology and project management in civil and environmental engineering.
His research interests include information technology support for collaboration in preparedness, response and recovery during disasters involving critical physical infrastructures. He is also involved in change management, conflict resolution, and processes integration during the design and development of large-scale civil engineering systems. His research has been groundbreaking in the field of construction engineering and management.
As a scholar, Peña-Mora is the author of more than 100 publications in refereed journals, conference proceedings, book chapters and textbooks on computer-supported design, computer-supported engineering design and construction, as well as project control and management of large-scale engineering systems. His publication, “Design Rationale for Computer Supported Conflict Mitigation,” received the 1995 award for best paper published in the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. He is also the author of the influential 2002 textbook, Introduction to Construction Dispute Resolution.
He is the holder of the 1999 National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the White House Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. In 2007, he won the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In 2008, he was recognized with the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award for outstanding achievement and contribution in the use of computers in the practice of civil engineering.Although a native of the Dominican Republic, coming to upper Manhattan as a Columbia dean represents a homecoming for Peña-Mora, who spent part of each year while growing up living with family in Washington Heights. He first learned to speak English in his early twenties by attending English-as-a-second-language community programs at Teachers College, Riverside Church and other organizations in the city.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

SHPE-NYC Member Services Update for the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year


Greetings from the SHPE-NYC Professional Chapter!
  
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Luis Scott Miranda, and I am the new SHPE-NYC Internal VP for this 2009-2010 fiscal year. One of my goals this year is to clearly define, and where necessary, establish valuable SHPE-NYC member services and benefits. 
  
SHPE-NYC is a professional development and member services organization. We have now implemented “Local” and “Anywhere” member services to accommodate members regardless of your physical location. All services listed below are included with your membership registration. 
   
  SHPE-NYC “Local” Services – Member services that are available in the local NYC area 

  • Technical, Professional Development, and Leadership Development workshops that are applicable to both new and experienced professionals.
  • Access to marquee events such as the End of Year Holiday Banquet, Hispanic heritage events, and keynote addresses by local Executive level Hispanics.
  • Expand your professional network by attending networking events with local New York City Hispanic engineers, technologists, corporate representatives, and members of other local engineering societies such as IEEE-NY and SWE-NY.


 
 SHPE-NYC “Anywhere” Services – Member services that are available to all SHPE-NYC members regardless of location 

  • Online seminars (“webinars”). Topics include Technical and Professional Development.
  • Job postings for opportunities in the New York City area
  • Online Resume Feedback and Submittal Service – Receive feedback on your resume, or submit it to our online resume repository to be considered for new employment and professional opportunity. Additional details are available at www.shpe-nyc.org/join.html.   
  • Opportunities to be matched with a mentor for advice and guidance as you navigate your career.
  • SHPE Facebook Connection” Application – This application will be available to our membership by mid-October. This is a Facebook application that will be used to specifically alert you of job opportunities, local NYC events, and expand your online professional network based on your current Facebook profile.


 If you have not renewed your membership, you can do so online by visiting www.shpe-nyc.org/join.html, or at any one of our upcoming events. 
 
SHPE-NYC is constantly adapting to the changing economic and professional landscape, and new member services are implemented to accommodate. I look forward to meeting you at our upcoming kick-off event September 10th! Additional details of this event are available at www.shpe-nyc.org. If you have any questions about your membership or feedback, please feel free to contact me at internalvp@shpe-nyc.org. 
  
Thank you,
  
 Luis S. Miranda
 SHPE-NYC Internal VP
  
 SHPE-NYC Executive Board
 www.shpe-nyc.org
 
SHPE is the Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent



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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

REMINDER: Kick-Off Networking Event


You're Invited!

 SHPE-NYC Kick-Off Networking Event!

 

 

 Please join us as we kick-off our 2009-2010 fiscal year with our first networking event.

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Metro 53

307 East 53rd Street

(Between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue)


Please RSVP at rsvp@shpe-nyc.org or simply reply to this email.

Make sure to bring plenty of business cards!

www.shpe-nyc.org


"SHPE is the Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent"



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Thursday, September 3, 2009

SHPE-NYC Speaker Series Event: Live Interview via Webcast with Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger


You're Invited!











SHPE-NYC & Latinos at IBM
present a
Live Interview via Webcast with
Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger


Please join us in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month as we present a live interview with Chairman Emeritus, IBM Academy of Technology, Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger.
Dr. Wladawsky-Berger, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, began his career in technology after arriving to the U.S. from Cuba in his teenage years. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger served as co-chair of President Obama’s Technology, Innovation, & Government Reform (TIGR) transition policy group focusing on innovation and government. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger retired from IBM in 2007 after 37 years with the company.
Thursday, September 17th, 2009
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please login at
Livestream.com/swganalystrelations
on the day of the event
Submit your questions for the interview with Dr. Wladawsky-Berger in advance at RSVP@shpe-nyc.org.

For more information, please visit
www.shpe-nyc.org
“SHPE is the Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent."


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