Tuesday, December 29, 2009

SHPE-NYC Ski Trip Weekend


You're invited!
SHPE-NYC 4th Annual Ski Trip Weekend
Registration Period is Now Open!



Please read below and follow this link to register: www.shpe-nyc.org/paypal

What: SHPE-NYC’s 4th Annual Ski Trip
When: January 29th – January 31st
Where: Windham Mountain, 11003 Route 23A, Lexington, New York 12444

For more information about this event, including FAQs, please visit our blog at
SHPE-NYC Ski Trip FAQ


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Monday, December 28, 2009

SHPE-NYC 2010 Ski Trip




Please read below and follow this link to register: www.shpe-nyc.org/paypal

What: SHPE-NYC’s 4th Annual Ski Trip
When: January 29th – January 31st
Where: Windham Mountain, 11003 Route 23A, Lexington, New York 12444

FAQs:

Q. When and where will we be skiing?
A. Windham Mountain, on Saturday, January 30th.

Q. What is the house address?
A. 11003 Route 23A, Lexington, New York 12444.

Q. What are the costs for the trip?
A. Housing fees for members is $100 for the weekend. Non-members pay $120. The SHPE-NYC fee for the beginner ski or snowboard package (rental, lesson, lower lift ticket) is $62. The SHPE-NYC all mountain lift ticket fee is $51.

Q. What is being provided with the housing?
A. Besides housing, SHPE-NYC will provide snacks, beverages (water, sodas, milk, juices), hot chocolate, coffee, cereals. Cold cuts for sandwiches will be provided for all guests.

Q. When can we check-in/check-out?
A.
Check-in starts on Friday, January 29th at 3PM. In the event the house is not rented from Thursday, January 28th into Friday, January 29th , check-in will be as early as 6AM.

Q. Can I register for housing if I am not a member?
A. Yes. There is an additional $20 fee for non-members. If you are a non-member that has paid a non-member fee for our other events this year, (e.g. Hispanic Meritage Month Theter Event, Holiday Banquet and Toy Drive), those fees will be considered towards a SHPE-NYC membership. Please contact rsvp@shpe-nyc.org for more information.

Q. Is the trip canceled due to inclement weather?
A. No. The trip will proceed, rain, shine, or snow.

Q. I can't go anymore, can I get a refund?
A. No, sorry there are no refunds. You are responsible for finding a replacement in the event you can’t make the trip. You must, however, first contact SHPE-NYC.

Q. How do I register?
A. Go to www.shpe-nyc.org/paypal. There are several options and packages, so please verify your choices before making your payment. This is the only way to register. You are not officially registered until you make a payment. Only payment confirms registration, not a pending payment.

Q. If I can’t stay overnight and want to join the group for an afternoon of skiing, can I still register?
A. Yes. Just sign up for the snowboard/ski/lift ticket package of your choice. By registering with us, you are eligible for the group discount.

Q. Do the costs cover the transportation to Windham Mountain or the rental home?
A. No. Everyone is responsible for providing their own transportation. Caravans and car pooling have been used in previous years, so SHPE-NYC will try to accommodate you by making you aware of other options as they become available. In the event we can’t find a caravan or car pool that will work for you, you are responsible for providing your own transportation.

Q. What do the caravans consist of?
A. The caravans are a group of cars that will meet up at a designated location, this way we all travel together on the road.

Q. What do I need to bring on the trip?
A. Please review the checklist below.

Sleeping Bag (optional)
Sleepwear
Government Photo ID
Sunblock
Cash for Gas (carpoolers!)
Cash, credit or debit for miscellaneous purchases
Camera
Change of clothes after skiing
Shampoo, towels, soap, other toiletries, etc.
Waterproof pants
Warm jacket for snow conditions
Hat or helmet (helmets included in ski/snowboarding package)
Neck warmer
Goggles or sunglasses
Sunscreen
Medium-weight socks
Favorite beverages

Q. What are the room arrangements?
A. See below for room/bed layouts:

Bedroom 1 - 1 Double (two people in room)
Bedroom 2 - 2 Twin (two people in room)
Bedroom 3 - 2 Twin (two people in room)
Bedroom 4 - 1 Double, 1 Twin (three people in room)
Bedroom 5 - 1 Double (two people in room)
Bedroom 6 - 1 Double (two people in room)
Bedroom 7 - 1 Double (two people in room)
Bedroom 8 - 1 Double, 1 Twin (three people in room)
Bedroom 9 - 1 Double, 2 Twin (four people in room)
Bedroom 10 - 2 Double, 1 Twin (five people in room)
Bedroom 11 - 1 Double, 1 Twin (three people in room)


Planning on Renting Equipment?

Time Well Spent:
Schedule enough time to pass through the Rental Shop and still get to your lesson. It can take up to 45 minuets for the first time visitor to be fitted properly and receive all their gear before exiting towards the slopes. If traveling with a family, allow even more time due to the number of people and diverse ages. Please visit our Ski & Snowboard Lessons for class times.
To help with this constraint, plan your arrival before or close to 8:30 AM.

The Proper Fit:
To help with a proper fitting boot a few steps need to be taken before arrival. Only one pair of (thin) socks should be worn. Multiple layers of socks can cause friction in the boot and result in blisters. Thick heavy socks may be too warm and cause sweating that can cause irritations.
While making sure that a water proof pair of pants is warn to keep you warm and dry, make sure that the cuffs of the pants are wide enough or elastic enough to go over the top of the boots. This will help keep snow out and give a proper fit around the calf muscle.

Security Deposit (or valid ID):
A deposit will need to be left while the rental equipment is rented. A valid driver license; credit card (we will photocopy); valid military ID; valid picture school ID or $250 in cash. All deposits will be returned or destroyed after the rental gear is returned.


Tips for First Timers:

Here are a few tips that should make your first experience more enjoyable:
1. Check the weather prior to your arrival. Conditions can change quickly, so always be prepared.
2. Dress in layers so you can add or remove a layer as the weather varies. The first layer should be long underwear and medium weight socks. Boots are insulated and provide plenty of warmth in most cases. Wearing more than one pair of socks can make the boot uncomfortable.
3. Water resistant, insulated gloves are a must. They're widely available at discount, department and specialty stores, including our own Mountain Sports Shop.
4. Bring a hat that will stay on your head - knit or stretchy fleece is best. Hats are important for retaining body heat on cold days. Always plan for cold weather when visiting the mountains. Or, rent a helmet while you're here.
5. Other items that are good to have are sunscreen, lip balm, quarters for lockers and a sports bag.
6. Try not to wear any bulky items, jeans or long scarves.

Lesson times: 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m. or 2:15 p.m. for Beginners
Lesson times: 10 a.m., 2:15 p.m. for Beyond Beginners

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SHPE-NYC Holiday Greetings


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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Announcements - Week of 12/21


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Announcements for the week of 12/21

 

Toy Drive Distribution - TODAY

Following on the success of our Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive this year, SHPE-NYC is preparing to distribute the collected toys. Anyone interested in attending any of the below two distributions should RSVP to RSVP@shpe-nyc.org.

 

Who: Family Life Academy Charter School

Where: 14 West 170th Street Bronx, NY  10452

*When: Monday December 21, 2009*

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Who: Children’s Aid Society - East Harlem Mental Health clinic

Where: 130 East 101st Street, 3rd Floor  New York, NY 10029

When: Wednesday January 6th 2010 (Three Kings Day)

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

 

Ski Trip Weekend

  

 

Save the date!

Please mark your calendars for our 4th Annual Ski Trip Weekend.

January 29th – 31st, 2010

 

For more information, please visit us at

www.shpe-nyc.org

 

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Announcements - Week of 12/14


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Announcements for the week of 12/14

 

Toy Drive Distribution

Following on the success of our Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive this year, SHPE-NYC is preparing to distribute the collected toys. Anyone interested in attending any of the below two distributions should RSVP to RSVP@shpe-nyc.org.

 

Who: Family Life Academy Charter School

Where: 14 West 170th Street Bronx, NY  10452

When: Monday December 21, 2009

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Who: Children’s Aid Society - East Harlem Mental Health clinic

Where: 130 East 101st Street, 3rd Floor  New York, NY 10029

When: Wednesday January 6th 2010 (Three Kings Day)

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

 

Ski Trip Weekend

 

 

 

Save the date!

Please mark your calendars for our 4th Annual Ski Trip Weekend.

January 29th – 31st, 2010

 

For more information, please visit us at

www.shpe-nyc.org

 

SHPE is The Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent

 

 



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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive Thank You


Dear SHPE-NYC friends and supporters,

On behalf of the SHPE-NYC team, we would like to extend a sincere thanks to everyone who supported SHPE-NYC’s fourth Holiday Banquet and Toy Drive on December 4th.

Not only did the event provide an excellent opportunity to recognize our corporate sponsors and network amongst an elite group of Hispanic professionals, but it proved to be a resounding success. We collected over 160 toys for children of low-income families, who might otherwise have to choose between buying necessities and holiday gifts. And we owe it all to you - our board, families, corporate sponsors and members, who came out to support this SHPE-NYC annual holiday tradition. This year's toy drive will benefit the Children's Aid Society of East Harlem and Family Life Academy Charter School in the Bronx. SHPE-NYC extends an invitation to our members and supporters to join us as we personally distribute the toys this Holiday season to the children of these centers. If you would like to take part in this worthy endeavor, please contact us at: info@shpe-nyc.org

Another highlight of the evening was the launch of our new scholarship fund to benefit Hispanic students interested in pursuing a college education in the STEM fields. The scholarship fund was kicked off with a special recognition of our first recipient, a student at Brooklyn Technical HS. As part of our STEM focus, SHPE-NYC will distribute future scholarships to deserving students that meet our established criteria.

We would like to thank the corporate supporters who sponsored our NYC Holiday Banquet - Accenture, Barclays Capital, IBM, Con Edison, and Casa De Vinos. Their support and commitment helped make this an amazing year for SHPE-NYC. We also owe a big thank you to our wonderful Keynote speakers, Maria Azua, Vice President of Cloud Computing Enablement at IBM and Fernando Rosario, Senior Manager at Accenture, for their dedication to the organization and community.

Again, we are grateful to everyone who attended the Holiday Banquet and to the many members who volunteered their time, services and ideas. The event would not have been possible without the most important factor: you. Your presence graced our event. We welcome you to join us in 2010 as we continue to impact the Hispanic Technical community.


View pictures from the event: here

Donate to our Toy Drive: here

Provide feedback on the event via our survey: here


On behalf of the SHPE-NYC Executive Board, have a safe and Happy Holiday Season!


Edward Montenegro

SHPE-NYC President

www.shpe-nyc.org

A Special Thanks to our:

Host


Sponsors


Contributors

 



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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

LIVE interview via webcast with Maria Azua


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You're Invited!

SHPE-NYC in collaboration with Latinos at IBM

present a LIVE interview via webcast with Maria Azua

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Please join Maria Azua, Vice President of Cloud Computing Enablement at IBM and author of “The Social Factor” for a candid discussion on how behavior in social networks is influenced by Hispanic culture. Maria was one of the keynote speakers at our Annual Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive this year.

 

 Maria Azua's Bio:

Maria's story will inspire minorities in the field of technology as she was inducted into the Women In Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame, and named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by People Magazine in 2006. Maria has 48 patents and 41 pending patents that span a wide spectrum of technologies and is a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology, an elite think tank comprised of 300 of IBM’s top technologists and scientists. Throughout her technological career, Maria has developed IT solutions for the largest banks in the world.  She is well recognized for her technical leadership in home-banking solutions. Maria currently appears in the Hispanic IT Executive Council's "Most Influential Hispanics In Information Technology" and September 2009 Maria published her first book "The Social Factor: Innovate, Ignite, and Win through Mass Collaboration and Social Networking."

 

One the day of the event, login at

www.Livestream.com/ibmbusinesscenter2

Type your questions or comments in the chatroom provided.

Q&A will be conducted with the chatroom and those present in the auditorium.

 

Please RSVP for this event by replying to this email or click rsvp@shpe-nyc.org

 

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

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Reminder: SHPE-NYC Annual Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive (Dec 04, 2009)


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Join us this evening!

SHPE-NYC Annual Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive!

Dinner, Networking, & Two Inspiring Speakers!

If attending your RSVP is required.

Please remember to bring a toy for our toy drive

(Alternatively you can make a donation here).


 

This year's banquet will include guest speakers:

MARIA AZUA

FERNANDO ROSARIO

"Maria Azua is a Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor with 45 approved patents and another 43 applications pending. She also is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, an elite think tank of 300 of IBM's top technologists and scientists.

Maria was named one of the "100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business for 2006" by the Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology Magazine. Last year, Maria received the HENAAC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement from Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation."

"Fernando Rosario is the president and founder of Exeqpath LLC. Established in 2007, the company is dedicated to the professional development of young executives and managers. Exeqpath's objective is to identify and develop high-potential executives by providing them with the executive coaching, tools and 'know-how' to successfully climb the corporate ladder.

 Fernando is currently a corporate executive at Accenture.  Fernando serves as the Hispanic community lead within Accenture as part of the U.S. Diversity Program."

 

A special thank you to our sponsors: Accenture, Barclays Capital, Con Edison, IBM, & Casa de Vinos

You are invited to the following event:
SHPE-NYC Annual Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive

Date:
Friday, December 04, 2009 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)

Location:
Con Edison Auditorium
4 Irving Place
19th Floor
New York, NY 10013
 
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Announcements - Week of 11/30


 Announcements for the week of 11/30

 

Wednesday 12/2

SHPE-Poly has the pleasure of presenting

One Man's Incredible Journey:  Inventor, Innovator, and Space Entrepeneur Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

12:00 - 1:30pm

Pfizer Auditorium

5 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, New York

DR. FRANKLIN CHANG-DÍAZ is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company, a private firm based in Houston, Texas with research operations in both Houston and Costa Rica. Díaz is a testament to the i2e philosophy, dedicating his life to his vision. He immigrated to the United States at 18. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in plasma physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the Astronaut Office at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in 1980 and flew aboard 7 space missions. He retired in 2005 after 25 years of service. In 1979, he invented a variable specific impulse magnetoplasma rocket, known as the VASIMR engine, which will reduce space travel to Mars from 6-9 months to only 39 days. He founded and directed the Advanced Space Propulsion Lab at NASA JSC to develop the concept. In 2005, he founded Ad Astra to deploy and test the VASIMR® engine in space next year on the International Space Station.

 

Friday 12/4

SHPE-NYC presents its

4th Annual Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive

Friday, December 4, 2009

6:00 – 10:00pm

Con Edison Auditorium

4 Irving Place, 19th Floor

New York, New York 10003

Please join us as we celebrate the holidays with our Annual Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive. The evening will be packed with surprises and many new and familiar faces from the SHPE-NYC family. We will indulge in great Latin food, great wine from our sponsor Casa de Vinos, Latin music, and networking - so don’t forget to bring your business cards!

For our Toy Drive every attendee is required to bring a toy. Last year’s Toy Drive was a tremendous success and we hope to continue the tradition of spreading some holiday joy.

This year’s banquet will include guest speakers: Maria Azua from IBM and Fernando Rosario from Accenture.

 

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Reminder: SHPE-NYC Annual Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive (Dec 04, 2009)


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Join us this Friday!

SHPE-NYC Annual Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive!

Dinner, Networking, & 2 Inspiring Speakers!


Please join us as we celebrate the holidays with our Annual Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive. The evening will be packed with surprises and many new and familiar faces from the SHPE-NYC family. We will indulge in great Latin food, great wine from our sponsor Casa de Vinos, Latin music, and networking - so don't forget to bring your business cards!

For our Toy Drive every attendee is required to bring a toy. Last year's Toy Drive was a tremendous success and we hope to continue the tradition of spreading some holiday joy.

This year's banquet will include guest speakers:

MARIA AZUA

FERNANDO ROSARIO

"Maria Azua is a Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor with 45 approved patents and another 43 applications pending. She also is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, an elite think tank of 300 of IBM's top technologists and scientists.

 

Maria was named one of the "100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business for 2006" by the Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology Magazine. Last year, Maria received the HENAAC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement from Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation."

"Fernando Rosario is the president and founder of Exeqpath LLC. Established in 2007, the company is dedicated to the professional development of young executives and managers. Exeqpath's objective is to identify and develop high-potential executives by providing them with the executive coaching, tools and 'know-how' to successfully climb the corporate ladder.

 

Fernando is currently a corporate executive at Accenture.  Fernando serves as the Hispanic community lead within Accenture as part of the U.S. Diversity Program."


A special thank you to our sponsors: Accenture, Barclays Capital, Con Edison, IBM, & Casa de Vinos

 

 

You are invited to the following event:
SHPE-NYC Annual Holiday Banquet & Toy Drive

Date:
Friday, December 04, 2009 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)

Location:
Con Edison Auditorium
4 Irving Place
19th Floor
New York, NY 10013
 
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