Some Additional Past Events:
Regional Leadership Development Conference 2020 (RLDC): Great opportunity for SHPE chapters across the United States to enhance their leadership skills and technical knowledge through SHPE’s conferences across its seven regions. In our conference in region four, we won a Blue Chip Chapter Award for doubling the size of our attendees.
Build Your Own Website (2019): In this event, we organized a hands-on presentation to teach some skills about how to build a website.
Career Fair Prep 101: This was one of several professional and development events that we had throughout the semester. Specifically, this was a career fair preparation that we organized with the Career Development Office (CDO) and ThermoFisher.
First SHPE Meeting (2019): This was the first event of the semester where the e-board introduced the SHPE mission to the general body members. We also shared a sneak peak of events we would be holding as well as some things we’ve done in the past. In addition, general body members got to know each other by competing in teams to build the tallest tower using marshmallows and pasta.
National Convention (2019): Some of our members attended the SHPE National Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the country’s largest gathering of Hispanic STEM students and professionals, where they obtain opportunities to advance their professional careers.
Hispanic Heritage Month Potluck: Together with Alianza Latina, we hosted a potluck for Hispanic Heritage Month. We had a great time playing games like Loteria, UNO, Cards Against Humanity, and of course eating food!
Coco with Hot Cocoa: We invited la familia to come watch Coco and enjoy some cookies, hot cocoa, and pumpkin decorating!
CAD Workshop: Our faculty advisor, Dr. Gutierrez-Wing, helped us hold a workshop to teach Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing to anyone interested within the BU community. Attendees learned how to use solid works and then were able to 3D print their parts!
Professional Panel with Alianza Latina: We collaborated with Alianza Latina and held a panel inviting many professors across various disciplines at BU. They got to speak about their background, what got them interested in teaching in their fields, and also got to answer questions from the audience.
What Latinx Means to Me: Two of our E-board members lead a talk around the topic of what being Latinx means. We spoke about different aspects of our identity and how it affects both our personal and academic lives.
Six Sigma White Belt Certification Workshop: Navy Chief Officer Riviera hosted a Six Sigma White Belt Certification Workshop where students left with a certificate. Six Sigma can be applied in any aspect of life, not just engineering. Food was provided.
Info Session: Raytheon: Raytheon representatives came and gave a brief overview of what working at Raytheon was like. What was incredibly helpful for members was speaking to the representatives about how they got into their role, what they did in college to get a position at a company at Raytheon, and how we as students can further ourselves professionally.
SHPE + Theta Tau Professional Development Workshop: Dean Kenneth Elmore spoke briefly about the power of self-image. Collaborating with Theta Tau, powerpoint presentations were also held about LinkedIn and resumes.
SHPE Regional Leadership Development Conference: 13 members from the SHPE-BostonU chapter flew out to Washington D.C. to participate in a three-day leadership development conference. There, members attended interactive and informative workshops designed to boost different interpersonal skills. Likewise, they participated in a scavenger hunt, networked with other SHPE Region 4 members, and even had the opportunity to attend a career fair.
SHPE National Convention (2018): This convention, hosted by SHPE National in Cleveland, OH, provided professional development workshops, networking events, hospitality suites, career fair, and so much more. 10 BU students participated in enriching experience; selection process was based on participation being that hotel, flight, and registration was covered by the chapter.
The Greater Boston Food Bank: This was a volunteering event in which we helped the Greater Boston Food Bank with their tasks to accomplish their mission: to end hunger across Eastern Massachusetts by providing our neighbors in need the healthy food and resources they need to thrive.
Dinner with Dean Elmore: Amazing opportunity in which some of our members went to Dean Elmore’s house to have a delicious dinner.
Casual Soccer: Many of our members love playing soccer, so we organized a casual meeting to play soccer at New Balance Field.
Networking At Night: This event was a collaboration with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to provide great networking opportunities with company recruiters, graduate schools, research labs, and Boston SHPE and NSBE professional chapters.
SHPE Intramural Basketball: We had an intramural basketball team during the spring semester.
Volunteering at Chelsea Halloween 2019: Our members dressed up and went to the city of Chelsea to run games and give candy to the city’s youth.
Professor Panel: This was a professionalism event in which our members got advice from professors about college and post-graduation success.
BostonHacks Workshop: We hosted a BostonHacks workshop for BostonHacks 2019.
Volunteering at Entre Familia: This opportunity, brought forth by a general body member, included working with Entre Familia, a homeless shelter in Mattapan, MA. Our members assisted in spring cleaning doing a variety of tasks including potting flowers, raking leaves, and repairing fences surrounding the property. Transportation and food were provided.