Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Guest speakers wanted for local college chapters


Have you ever wanted to give back by sharing your life and career experiences with college students? SHPE-NYC is actively working with our local college SHPE chapters to secure speakers for their upcoming meetings and workshops. We are reaching out to our friends and members for support. You can help guide the next generation of Hispanic Engineers and Technologists!

If you are interested in speaking on one of the topics below, please send us an email at info@shpe-nyc.org.


 
City College of NY
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Tuesday, Sept 21 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 12 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Thursday, Oct 14 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
·         Resume writing workshop
·         How to approach a recruiter presentation

Saturday, Oct 16 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
·         Mock Career fair

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Manhattan College
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Wednesday, Oct 6 - 3:30 PM
·         Resume workshop

Wednesday, Nov 17 - 3:30 PM
·         Guest Speaker for last meeting of the year

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Stevens Institute of Technology
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Wednesday, Oct 13 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
·         How to sell yourself in 30 seconds

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Stony Brook University
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Wednesday, Oct 13 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
·         Mock Interviews

Wednesday, Nov 17 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
·         Industry Panel 

Monday, September 27, 2010

SHPE Graduate Student Interview Series - Cindy Leiton


Mauricio Godoy from Latinos at IBM and SHPE-NYC member, takes an opportunity to interview  Cindy Leiton on her thoughts and experiences as a PhD student, and her journey into the field of Science, and SHPE involvement. Cindy has been involved in SHPE for several years as an undergraduate student, and has also served on the SHPE-NYC executive board in 2009.

SHPE Conference - Professional Program



The SHPE Conference Professional Program ensures you will continue to develop the skills to help your career and provide the opportunity to earn credits toward professional certification. Don't miss this opportunity to network and reconnect with other Professional members.

Visit the SHPE Conference website for more information and registration: http://conference.shpe.org/shpe2010/ 

The registration deadline is currently October 1st, so register today!

For more information regarding the workshops described below, contact professionaldevelopment@shpe.org

Registration
4 nights, Wed. - Sun. $350
3 night, Thurs. - Fri. $300
Conference Only (no hotel) $150
Career Fair Only $50

SHPE’s Professional Program will offer four tracks this year:

Professional Skills
- Government Technology Grants: How To Find Them And How To Write Effective Proposals, by SLS Tech
- Techniques for Effective Presentations - When it Really Matters!, by VerbaCom (Irene Zucker)
- How to Get a Bigger Piece of the Pie Through Collaborative Negotiation, by VerbaCom (Irene Zucker)
- High Performance Executive - the Executive Fingerprint, By Exeqpath (Fernando Rosario)
- Who’s Your Caddie? By Exeqpath (Fernando Rosario)
- Transforming Innovation Into Profit, By Hector Del Castillo
- The SHPE Legacy By Past National Leaders
- Coaching Well Trained Fleas, By Shayla Rivera

Technical Skills
- Java For Engineers, By SLS Tech
- Introduction to IPhone/ITouch Programming for Engineers, By SLS Tech
- Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, By Geometric Learning Systems
- Construction Management, By Construction Management Association of American
- Water Supply for the West, By Bureau of Reclamation
- Trends in Civil Engineering, By ASCE

Entrepreneurship and Career Development
- Executive Basecamp By Exeqpath, (Fernando Rosario)
- Information needed to pass the LEED™ Green Associate Study Exam, By Buildings Group
- Introduction to the core concepts of the LEED™ Rating Systems, By Buildings Group
- Visualize Your Career Success, By Gran Altura (Luis A Martinez)

Project Management
- Introduction to the PMP ® Certification: PDU Credit, By Praizion Media (Phil Akinwale)
- Advanced PMBOK® Guide Topics for Project Managers: PDU Credit, By Praizion Media (Phil Akinwale)
- Effective Leadership and Communication: PDU Credit, By Praizion Media (Phil Akinwale)

Certification Courses
PMP®, CMAA ™, and LEED
*up to 3 PDUs/workshop



Competition:

Professional Technical Presentation Competition
Abstract Deadline October 8th
Prizes: iPods

For more information, email mvdrake@yahoo.com .

Saturday, September 18, 2010

SHPE-NYC 2010-2011 Executive Board



Edward Montenegro
Edward Montenegro - SHPE-NYC President
Edward earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the City College of New York and works in the IT industry. Edward has been actively involved with SHPE, having held positions on the National Board of Directors, regional leadership council, various committees and is a Manager for the Eastern Technical Career Conference (ETCC).

Juan Rafael Lopez





Juan Rafael Lopez - SHPE-NYC Internal Vice President / Technology Director
Juan has been a Systems Engineer with BAE Systems since 2005. He holds an M.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU, he was the internal vice-president of the CMU SHPE Undergraduate chapter. Juan has a passion for interaction design and usability, which recently led him to complete a Professional Certificate in Digital Design and Production from New York University, specifically focusing on web usability.





Leony Rosa
Leony Rosa - SHPE-NYC Finance Vice President
Leony is a Wireless Test Engineer for the Northrop Grumman Corporation. He has earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York(CCNY). He has been involved with SHPE since 1998 and has served terms as Secretary and External Vice President of the LAESA-SHPE chapter of CCNY. He also has been chair of the Corporate, Professional, and Advisor registrations for the Eastern Technical and Career Conference (ETCC) for over three years. He has also been chair for the Professional, and Advisor registrations for the SHPE National Conference.
Luis Scott Miranda

Luis Scott Miranda - SHPE-NYC Communications Vice President
Luis is a manager within the Technology department at Morgan Stanley. While studying Computer Science at Binghamton University, he was a member of SHPE and held positions including community service chair and Co-President of the chapter. Post graduation, he was a co-founder of the SHPE Mid-Hudson Valley Professional Chapter (SHPE-MHV). Luis has been a member of the SHPE-NYC board since 2007.



Raul Salinas
Raul Salinas - SHPE-NYC Member Development Director
Raul is a Technology Associate in Proprietary Trading with Morgan Stanley, previously in online advertising, and graduate from Carnegie Mellon University. This is the second year Raul is on the SHPE-NYC Executive Board. Previously, Raul was an active member and cook in the CMU SHPE Undergraduate chapter. Raul has been involved with Big Brothers, Big Sisters for three years.
Jose Dumancela
Jose Dumancela - SHPE-NYC Professional Outreach Director
Jose graduated from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  Jose is a mechanical engineer at JB&B Consulting Engineers, a full fledged mechanical, electrical, and plumbing Consulting Engineering firm.  He has been employed there for over 7 years and was promoted to associate 2 years ago.  Jose's responsibilities include designing and managing various construction jobs, interaction with clients, architects and contractors, and city agencies.  He has been an active member of SHPE-NYC since 2006.  Jose has been involved in coordinating several events, including the 2009 Ski Trip, 2009 Barbeque, End of Year Reports, and has recently been awarded the "SHPE-NYC Valued Member" award.
Steven Rodriguez
Steven Rodriguez - SHPE-NYC University Relations Director
Steven is a recent graduate from Polytechnic Institute of NYU with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. He began his career this summer at Northrop Grumman Corporation in Bethpage Long Island as an Embedded Software Engineer on the BAMS UAS project. During his last two years of undergrad, Steven became active in SHPE by attending both national conferences, RLDC’s and a National Board of Directors Meeting.  As an undergrad Eboard member he planned MentorSHPE day which outreached to high school students and hopes to continue his SHPE career as the new University Relations Director for the SHPE-NYC Professional Chapter. He plans to continue his education by beginning his Master’s degree in CompE at PolyNYU in the Fall ‘09 or Spring ’10.
Francisco Tejada - SHPE-NYC Pre-College Relations Director
Cisco has been a Systems Engineer with Northrop Grumman Corp since 2003. Currently he works for the Applications Support group on the NYCWiN Network. He has been actively involved with SHPE since 2001, while at Polytechnic University he served as Treasurer and President. During Cisco's first year in the professional chapter he served on the committee for Region 4 Professional Development Program hosted by PolySHPE.  He has been Pre-College director since 2008, an initiative he is very passionate about. Cisco holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University and a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Cisco is also a Brooklyn Technical HS alumnus, home of the SHPE Jr Chapter sponsored by SHPE-NYC.


Nancy Madrid - SHPE-NYC Pre-College Initiatives
Nancy is a Business Manager for Credit Suisse Investment Baking Technology Division.  While studying Management Information Systems at The University of Arizona, she was an active member of the SHPE student chapter.  Nancy was a member of the student chapter Executive Board for three years, holding  the positions of web-master, executive VP, and Region 2 Vice RSR, respectively.  As a student SHPE leader, Nancy’s focus was on developing the professional skills of its members and on educating pre-college students about the possibility and benefits of higher education. Nancy is now a Philanthropy leader within Credit-Suisse and helps the SHPE-NYC chapter carry out pre-college initiatives.

HITEC/SHPE Future CIO Competition - Applications due October 10



The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) are committed to increasing 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 share their vision and passion for Information Technology with HITEC and SHPE.

Winners will receive a complimentary HITEC Mentorship for one year, and will be paired with a Fortune 500 CIO level executive HITEC member. Essay submissions must be submitted by October 10th. You can download the application form here.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

SHPE Conference 2010 - Register today!


SHPE is excited that you are planning to attend the 2010 SHPE Conference in Cincinnati. 2010 SHPE Conference. The conference consists of more than 5,000 Hispanic students, professionals, corporate representatives, educators and community leaders from all over the United States.
The conference contains an extensive lineup of educational, technical, networking and career programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Full details and testimonials of the conference are available at: http://conference.shpe.org/shpe2010/.



SHPE Student and Professional members can register for the conference at OneSHPE: http://www.shpe.org/oneshpe

Become a fan on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shpe2010


Saturday, September 4, 2010

SHPE 2010 Conference - Registration is open!


SHPE is excited that you are planning to attend the 2010 SHPE Conference in Cincinnati. 2010 SHPE Conference. The conference consists of more than 5,000 Hispanic students, professionals, corporate representatives, educators and community leaders from all over the United States.
The conference contains an extensive lineup of educational, technical, networking and career programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Full details and testimonials of the conference are available at: http://conference.shpe.org/shpe2010/.


SHPE Student and Professional members can register for the conference at OneSHPE: http://www.shpe.org/oneshpe

Become a fan on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shpe2010






Below is a testimonial featured on the conference website from SHPE-NYC member and 2009 External Vice President Cindy Leiton,