Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thank you - Dora Maria Abreu - SHPE Region 4 Vice President 2008-2010



SHPE-NYC would like to send a very warm  thank you to Dora Maria Abreu, SHPE-NYC Lifetime Member, as she has completed her term as the SHPE Region 4 Vice President, which spanned  a total of 2 years (2008-2010). During her term, she was assisted by Regional Student Representatives (RSRs) Delia Rios (2009) and Victor Martinez (2010). Dora led numerous initiatives and accomplishments including:
  • A 66% increase in the number of SHPE Professional Membership
  • A 61% increase in the number of SHPE Lifetime Members
  • A 66% increase in the number of SHPE Junior Chapters
  • Largest Region representation at the SHPE National Conference (2006-2010)
  • An increased communication within the Region by leveraging technologies such as Google Groups, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Implementation of a Regional book club and "Bits of Knowledge"
  • Successful RLDC and Regional Retreat conferences
Prior to this position, Dora was SHPE National Secretary for a total of 6 years, where she standardized how are documents were prepared and archived, as well as setting up the templates for various documents that have been shared across all regions.

Region 4 is the largest Region in SHPE for Professionals, Students and SHPE Juniorr chapters.


Dora began her career as a software developer, and then went on to other technical roles dealing with Technology that dealt with migration and integration testing of legacy applications where she formulated, developed, coordinated, and implemented procedures to ensure that quality assurance standards were met. 

Dora is also a lifetime member for SWE, NSBE, ALPFA, and NAACP. She is an avid volunteer and strong advocate in the community especially for youth, women & technology issues. Recent recognitions include selection as one of Maybelline's 10 most inspiring women - Empowerment through Education winners featured in People En Espanol Magazine's for inspiring and contributing to community (Dec 2007 / Jan 2008 Edition). In 2006 she was listed in Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Magazine's annual list of "100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business" for 2006. 

Thank you again Dora for your commitment to the success of both Region 4 and the SHPE organization as a whole. 

The new SHPE Region 4 Vice President - David Solis - SHPE-NYC Lifetime Member


SHPE-NYC would like to congratulate SHPE-NYC Lifetime Member, David Solis, who will soon take on the role of SHPE Region 4 Vice President (2010-2012) starting July 1st.  We are very proud of his commitment to the organization, and we are confident that under David's leadership, he will be able to continue to build on the success that previous Vice President, Dora Maria Abreu, has built the foundation for.

David first became a member of SHPE at Stony Brook University, where he studied Computer Science and Business.  He reconnected with SHPE-NYC in 2002, where he held the chapter's first I.T. Director position and launched the SHPE-NYC web site.  


David is currently a Senior Database Administrator (AVP) in Citigroup's North American Operations and Technology group since 2004.  He began his career as a C programmer in the defense industry, then moved into web development in the media industry.  Following that, he became a consultant where he worked various positions including Unix administration, database administration, Voice-over-IP engineering, and Program Management on Wall Street.



Congratulations again David!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Upcoming Events: Financial Seminar, Summer Networking, SHPE-NYC Elections


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Financial Seminar with Wealth Advisory Group

Financial Seminar Flyer


Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:

Wealth Advisory Group
355 Lexington Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10017

Jennevee Frias* of Wealth Advisory will be speaking on empowering people with sound financial strategies. Learn how to take a comprehensive, wide angle view of your finances, overcome the challenges of financial disorganization, miscalculated cost of living factors, and financial myths. Though we cannot predict the future, we can plan for it.

To RSVP for this event please click here.

*Financial Representative of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY. Wealth Advisory Group LLC is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Guardian. 


FE/PE Study Sessions

In today’s marketplace, having a Professional Engineer license is fast becoming a necessity in various engineering fields. The New York Chapter of the IEEE, Power & Energy Society along with SHPE-NYC and Con Edison are offering a series of peer guided study sessions at Coned Headquarters at 4 Irving Place. The kick-off event will be on June 30th.

If you are interested in participating in these sessions and furthering your career and professional development, or if you have any questions, please contact Pedro Perez-Cabezas at perezcabezasp@coned.com. We look forward to many engineers taking advantage of this unique opportunity.

For more information, visit our blog at shpe-nyc.org/blog.

July Networking Event

Please join us for our next networking event.
RSVP here.

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:

Iguana NYC
240 W. 54th Street
New York, New York 10019


SHPE-NYC Elections

The SHPE-NYC Executive Board is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 SHPE-NYC election process. Joining the SHPE- NYC leadership brings with it the opportunity to meet and network with talented and strategic people, plan value-adding events, leverage and grow project management skills, and make a positive impact on our local Hispanic community. Nominations are now being accepted for the following positions:

* President
* External Vice President
* Internal Vice President
* Executive Relations Vice President
* Finance Vice President
* Communications Vice President
* Corporate Relations Director
* Professional Organization Outreach Director
* Professional Programs Director
* University Relations Director
* Pre-College Relations Director
* Technology Director
* Marketing Director

How to apply for a position:
The deadline for nominations is this Friday, June 25, 2010. Email us at info@shpe-nyc.org with the position you are interested in applying for, a copy of your resume, and a brief bio which will be included in the online ballot. You may apply to more than one position, but can only hold a single positions. We will be sending an additional email with details on each position to all paid members shortly. Online elections ballots will sent to all paid members for submittal between June 28 to July 2nd, 2010.


SHPE-NYC Membership Renewal

If you are currently a SHPE-NYC member, your membership will expires on July 1, 2010. We offer a number of options to help make the renewal process simple and flexible. If you have any questions regarding membership, feel free to contact us at info@shpe-nyc.org. SHPE-NYC is the largest SHPE Professional chapter in the nation and we thank you for being part of this network of talented and professional individuals.

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Single Year Membership
You can sign up for a single year of SHPE-NYC membership here, or directly through oneSHPE (click here for instructions). $45 for a Professional membership or $35 for an Associate membership.

Recent Graduates (Undergraduate or Graduate school)
Recent graduates are entitled to one FREE year of SHPE-NYC membership. You can complete the registration process through SHPE-NYC, or directly through oneSHPE (click here for instructions).

NSHMBA "Social Media's Night Out"

SHPE-NYC member Mauricio Godoy, will be a panelist at the upcoming NSHMBA "Social Media's Night Out' panel discussion. The topic of the panel is "A Guide to Personal Branding". For additional information on this event visit http://shpenyc.blogspot.com/2010/06/shpe-nyc-member-participates-in-social.html.

For more information, please visit us at

www.shpe-nyc.org



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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Upcoming Events: Financial Seminar, Summer Networking, SHPE-NYC Elections


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Financial Seminar with Wealth Advisory Group

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:

Wealth Advisory Group
355 Lexington Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10017


Jennevee Frias* of Wealth Advisory will be speaking on empowering people with sound financial strategies. Learn how to take a comprehensive, wide angle view of your finances, overcome the challenges of financial disorganization, miscalculated cost of living factors, and financial myths. Though we cannot predict the future, we can plan for it.

To RSVP for this event please click here.

*Financial Representative of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY. Wealth Advisory Group LLC is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Guardian. 

Save the Date -
July Networking Event


Please join us for our next networking event.
RSVP information to follow.

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:

Iguana NYC
240 W. 54th Street
New York, New York 10019


SHPE-NYC Elections

The SHPE-NYC Executive Board is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 SHPE-NYC election process. Joining the SHPE- NYC leadership brings with it the opportunity to meet and network with talented and strategic people, plan value-adding events, leverage and grow project management skills, and make a positive impact on our local Hispanic community. Nominations are now being accepted for the following positions:

* President
* External Vice President
* Internal Vice President
* Executive Relations Vice President
* Finance Vice President
* Communications Vice President
* Corporate Relations Director
* Professional Organization Outreach Director
* Professional Programs Director
* University Relations Director
* Pre-College Relations Director
* Technology Director
* Marketing Director

How to apply for a position:
The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 25, 2010. Email us at info@shpe-nyc.org with the position you are interested in applying for, a copy of your resume, and a brief bio which will be included in the online ballot. You may apply to more than one position, but can only hold a single positions. We will be sending an additional email with details on each position to all paid members shortly. Online elections ballots will sent to all paid members for submittal between June 28 to July 2nd, 2010.

 

FE/PE Study Sessions

In today’s marketplace, having a Professional Engineer license is fast becoming a necessity in various engineering fields. The New York Chapter of the IEEE, Power & Energy Society along with SHPE-NYC and Con Edison are offering a series of peer guided study sessions at Coned Headquarters at 4 Irving Place. The kick-off event will be on June 30th.

For more information, please refer to our blog by clicking here.

For more information, please visit us at

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Monday, June 14, 2010

SHPE-NYC Executive Board member Jose Dumancela successfully passes FE examination.. Are you next?


Congratulations to Jose Dumancela on succesfully passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Jose is currently an Associate at JB&B Consulting Engineers, and will be working to acquire his PE license in the coming year.


If you are interested in preparing for the FE exam, Jose ,along with several other individuals and organizations are leading a peer study group for SHPE-NYC members. Read more about this at http://shpenyc.blogspot.com/2010/06/looking-to-take-fundamentals-of.html


If you are a SHPE-NYC member who has also passed the FE exam (recently or in the past), please let us know and we will be happy to highlight such an accolade. These, and other relevant accomplishments can be shared on our blog and also the SHPE National Magazine, by emailing us at info@shpe-nyc.org.





Looking to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam? SHPE-NYC will connect you with the right resources to prepare!



In today’s marketplace, having a Professional Engineers license is rapidly becoming a necessity in various engineering fields.  The New York Chapter of the IEEE, Power & Energy Society, SHPE-NYC, along with the generous help of Con Edison are offering a series of peer guided study sessions for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.    

Weekly study sessions will be held at the Con Edison Headquarters, located at 4 Irving Place in Lower Manhattan.  To kick-off the study sessions, Neil Weisenfeld, B.S.E.E., P.E., manager of Distribution Cable Systems at Con Edison and Chairman of the PES/IAS New York Chapter (IEEE Power & Energy Society), along with Pedro Perez-Cabezas, Associate Engineer at Con Edison’s Central Engineering Depart and Secretary of the PES/IAS New York Chapter (IEEE Power & Energy Society), will provide an introduction and explanation of test requirements, study and test taking tips, and available resources for the FE examination.

The kick-off event will be held on June 30th, 2010. 

A majority of the sessions will be run as peer “study groups”, but instructors will be available for selected sessions. 

If you are interested in participating in these sessions and furthering your career and professional development, or if you have any questions, please contact Pedro Perez-Cabezas at perezcabezasp@coned.com.  We look forward to many engineers taking advantage of this unique opportunity.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

SHPE-NYC member participates in NSHMBA Social Media panel discussion - June 30th, 2010



Congratulations to SHPE-NYC member Mauricio Godoy, who will be a panelist at the upcoming NSBHMA "Social Media's Night Out' panel discussion. The topic of the panel is "A Guide to Personal Branding". See the below flyer for additional details and steps to RSVP. 

Mauricio also maintains a blog, Latinos At IBM, which is available at http://latinosatibm.tumblr.com/.

To learn more about NSHMBA, visit http://nshmba.org. There is also a discounted joint membership, which allows you to become both a NSHMBA and SHPE-NYC member! For more information on that, feel free to contact us at info@shpe-nyc.org.