SWC SHPE Outreach Event @ Granger Junior High

When: Saturday, May 11 & May 18 from 8:00am – 12:30pm

Where: 2101 Granger Avenue National City, CA 91950

Objective: To inspire Junior High School Students to pursue a career within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields, by conducting interesting yet fun engineering activities.

Volunteers needed:

May 11th:

  • Aerospace Eng Professional
  • Mechanical Eng Professional
  • Electrical Eng Professional

May 18th:

  • Civil Eng Professional
  • Structural Eng Professional
  • Environmental Eng Professional

Volunteers will help with activities and talk about their job function as professional engineer. If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Francisco Jazo by email: [email protected]

Unity at April’s Social Networking Event

April Social Mixer Group Picture

Unity is something special, and SHPE San Diego is unified.  Never has an expression been truer than Tuesday evening’s social networking event for SHPE San Diego, which was a huge success.  The mixer took place at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in La Jolla, CA.  A mix of students and professionals, no matter what part of the career they were in, gathered and took a moment to reflect what has grown into a powerhouse in Region 2.  For the college members, it was an opportunity to rub elbows with some of San Diego’s top Engineers and feel like a professional.  For the professional members, it was an opportunity to be a role model and take a look at the next generation…the future of SHPE San Diego.  Introductions took place, and contact information was exchanged.  The future looks bright for San Diego, and besides, who said Engineers can’t have fun?  As proud as the executive board was, the next event can’t come soon enough.

SDCC SHPE – Pazzaz Outreach

In the 2012 fall semester, the San Diego City College (SDCC) SHPE Chapter worked together with Pazzaz, a non-profit organization with the goal of academically assisting elementary to middle school students. During monthly visits, SHPE members provided a series of hands-on experiments to introduce Pazzaz students to the exciting world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). In November, SHPE members used a “dry-ice bubble” experiment to have the students experience a chemical reaction. In December, SHPE members created a lava lamp by combining water with food coloring and baby oil. With this experiment students could appreciate the chemical property that does not allow water and oil to mix.

Lava Lamp Experiment Lava Lamp Experiment

SDCC SHPE will continue working with Pazzaz during the 2013 spring semester. Volunteers and sponsors for SDCC SHPE activities are always welcome. For more information, please contact the SHPE City College Chapter at [email protected].

Pazzaz kids having fun  Pazzaz kids having fun

SDCC Hosts Garfield HS for Qualcomm Tour

On December 14, 2012 a group of SHPE and SWE students from San Diego City College
Qualcomm Tour Guide and Garfield Students - Getting ready for Qualcomm Tour hosted eight students from Garfield High school to Qualcomm in order to explore how STEM graduates can apply their knowledge to private industry careers.  Students got a first-hand tour of building M, where they participated in a tour of the manufacturing operations- from circuit board to cell phones.



Garfield Students Touring QualcommAfter the tour of building M, students toured the Qualcomm museum where they got to see and read about the how Qualcomm was involved with the evolution of technology over the past 30 years. Students enjoyed this trip, and returned to school excited about what they learned, and ready to continue with their education. We hope to repeat this tour with more students next semester!