Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Banquet Speakers 2011

SHPE-NYC is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2011 Annual Holiday Banquet and Toy Drive. We are thrilled that these speakers want to speak directly to our members, our families and all our supporters.

Enrique Mejorada
Vice President - Risk Management and Chief Risk Officer, PSEG

Mr. Mejorada is responsible for implementing corporate risk management strategy and evaluating and addressing risk across all PSEG businesses.
Read full bio here.

Lillian Rodriguez Lopez
President, Hispanic Federation

Lillian Rodríguez López serves as President of the Hispanic Federation, a non-profit membership organization serving close to 100 Latino health and human service agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. 

Read a full bio here.

Carlos D. Torres

Vice President Emergency Management, Con Edison

As the vice president of Emergency Management, Mr. Torres oversees the corporation’s focus on instituting emergency management principles in all its operations. Read full bio here.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Infographics were all the Rage this Year... we got one too. Shout out to our marketing consultant Alex Torres!
SHPE-NYC 2011 - Infographic
Let us know what you think in the comments below or share some of your favorite infographics from 2011. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SHPE-NYC 2011 Scholarship Application

The SHPE-NYC 2011 Scholarship Application is now available!

If you are or know a student studying studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics, from one of the schools below, apply TODAY!

Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000.

The submission deadline is Monday, December 5th.

High Schools include:
  • Philip Randolph High School
  • Brooklyn Technical High School
  • Bronx Engineering Technology Academy
  • City Polytechnic High School
  • Manhattan Bridges High School

Undergraduate Colleges include:
  • City College of New York
  • Columbia University
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Hofstra University
  • Manhattan College
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Stevens Institute of Technology

See full details and download the application from:

SHPE-NYC 2011 Holiday Banquet

Join us for the SHPE-NYC Annual Holiday Banquet featuring our STEM Toy Drive and Scholarship Awards!

Join us as we celebrate the holidays with our Annual Holiday Banquet. This is our premier event of the year. Don't miss out! The evening will consist of networking, dinner, inspiring speakers, scholarship awards and our STEM Toy Drive. We welcome All SHPE members, supporters, friends and family to attend!

Our Toy Drive has been a very successful component of the event for many years. The act of "giving back" is fundamental to many of our programs and activities. This year we are focusing our drive on toys that will help to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) among our Hispanic youth. We hope these STEM toys will help to spark interest in the next generation of Engineers and Technologists. With your support we will continue our tradition of "giving back" for years to come. Take a moment to view the appreciative thank you notes we have received over the years from children who have benefited from our toy drives. Read more on our STEM Toy initiative here.

Our scholarship is now in it's 3rd year. The scholarship is focused on helping local college and HS students who are actively supporting the SHPE mission. You can help support our scholarship by making a donation. For more information: 

Friday, December 9th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Con Edison Auditorium, 4 Irving Place, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10013

SHPE-NYC Professional Members – FREE (STEM Toy donation required)
SHPE Student Members – $5 (STEM Toy donation required)
Non-members & Guests – $25 (Toy Donation Suggested)

Note: Dress attire is business casual, no sneakers or jeans.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Announcing the SHPE-NYC STEM Toy Drive

Every year SHPE-NYC hosts a toy drive, in conjunction with our holiday banquet, to raise gifts for needy children in the community. This year we are focusing our toy drive on toys that will help to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) among our Hispanic youth. We hope these STEM toys will help to spark interest in the next generation of Engineers and Technologists. Your support can help grow the pipeline of children who will become future Engineers!

Looking for suggestions on STEM Toys? SHPE-NYC has developed the first STEM Toys list on

We want to show kids that STEM can be fun! Do you have a suggestion for toys that should be added to our list? Leave us a comment or send us an email at:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Save the date - SHPE-NYC Holiday Banquet on Dec 9th

Save the Date!
SHPE-NYC Annual Holiday Banquet
featuring our STEM Toy Drive and Scholarship Awards
Friday, December 9, 2011
6:00pm - 9:00pm