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”
SHPE San Diego is proud to shine a spotlight on one of our very own professional members, Viry Martino. A SHPE member since college, Viry held a two year internship with Turner Construction. Upon her graduation Viry was hired full time with Turner Construction in Los Angeles as a project engineer. She recently relocated to San Diego and transferred to Turner Construction’s Estimating Department. Please read on to
On December 14, 2012 a group of SHPE and SWE students from San Diego City College 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. After
Hola SHPE San Diego Familia! The following video from Univision was shared during the Region 2 meeting at the SHPE National Conference and it really left an impression on Luke and I. We are all a part of the New American Reality! Check out the video and share it with your friends, I think you’re going to love its message as much as we did!
Expanding Your Horizons, San Diego is an organization that puts on a conference of the same name for girls in grades 6-10 to get them interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. They are having their first annual fundraising event this Thursday. When: Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Sea Rocket Bistro Address: 3382 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104 Tickets
SWC is working with the Puente Project to facilitating transfer and graduation of its community college students. One part of the program is connecting each student with a mentor for one semester (Spring). The time commitment is an average of 12-18 hours which includes: training, “Meet your Mentor” Dinner (scheduled for January 31st), and, our End of Year Celebration honoring our Mentors Dinner in May.
It is our pleasure to announce Cynthia Hoffman as SHPE SD’s new Secretary and Veronica Alcantara as our new SHPE Jr. Program Committee Chair. Cynthia joins us from Caltrans and will be leading the Membership committee, helping to keep the leadership team organized and running as effective as possible. Veronica joins us from Solar Turbines and will be creating a strategy and model to help