2020 Board of Directors Nominees
It's that time of year, elections! Online ballots have been distributed to paid members registered emails on SHPE Connect. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you inadvertently did not receive a ballot.
Online voting will conclude May 5 at the end of the General Body Meeting (GBM) and transition into a Conexiones Happy Hour to celebrate the winners.
All nominees biographies can be found below. Register HERE for the Cinco de Mayo GBM and hear from the candidates directly why they are running.
Overview & Timelines
Julio Rayo, E.I.T.
Solange Fairlie matos
Jose Correa, E.I.T.
Fernando a. ceballos, P.E.
Rudy Medina Jr.
Sanjuana e. mota
SHPE DFW has prepared a series of dancing classes for all of you latin music lovers out there! Each class will consist of 2 hours of dancing lessons. We will have a 30 min check-in and networking timeframe before the class. No experience or partner needed. Profits from this event will go towards our GLEDA program.
Location: 15203 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001
Dates: July 6th and 13th
SHPE DFW Cooking Class
Calling all engineers! Flavorful, tender and melt-in-your-mouth delicious? Yes, please! Join us on May 5th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for an evening of good food and festive flair as we learn the techniques to preparing mouth-watering Seared Steaks with a Red Wine Reduction, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, and a traditional Bleu Cheese Chopped Salad. With easy to digest tips & tricks, we’ll discover the secret to a perfectly seared steak, and highlight the cuts of meat for any budget while you enjoy your favorite wine (you bring the wine). Perfect for a special date night or an evening out with friends! Gluten-free & BYOB.
$65 per person, portion of class fee goes towards the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers DFW.
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO LEAD
Nominations Deadline: May 4, 10:30am CDT
Are you ready to step into a nationally-recognized volunteer leadership role with SHPE?
Do you want to gain invaluable technical and soft skills, grow your professional network, and expand your influence while advocating for Hispanics in STEM?
We are looking for candidates like you who want to make an impact at the highest levels of the organization. As a volunteer leader you will:
If you want all of this and more we encourage you to become a candidate in the upcoming election for these nationally-recognized volunteer positions!
Find out more about each position here.
2019 SHPE DFW 2nd Annual Gala
Key RSVP & Event Info
No EventBrite ticket print out required, simply check-in with the hostess stand upon arrival. Cocktail attire.
We look forward to seeing you! Questions, contact email@example.com.
The Campaign Trail: President
SHPE DFW will be holding Elections for our Board of Directors at the General Body Meeting on Saturday, May 4th. We're looking for leaders to direct SHPE's goals on the local level for the next year! Want to learn a little more?
2018-2019 President - Andrea V. Shinn ("Drea")
SHPE Lifetime Member, active member since 2006 - SHPE BOD Bio
"What do Catelyn Stark and Drea have in common? They both are Defenders (ISFJ-T's) based on Myers Briggs. [www.16personalities.com/isfj-personality]
Our current President, Drea, had this to say about what it means to be President of SHPE DFW:
My background has been in FinTech for the last 8 years as a hybrid solutions engineer and technical project manager. Many who know me well, know that I'm quite the introvert and prefer being behind the scenes - seriously, I did theater crew and was a sound engineer both in H.S. & College. And yes SHPE BOD is perfect for us quieter folks that are interested in the details. I'm beyond grateful for the platform it has given me to become a better leader!
As President, my core objective is to create a vision for the Chapter that becomes the foundation for the Board to execute. Then I strive to lead the BOD to help them attain their Goals and those of the Chapter for the year. Ultimately, I am responsible and accountable for our year-end results.
RLDC 2019 Recap
SHPE stages regional leadership development conferences [RLDCs] on a yearly basis for the leadership of the SHPE student chapters to improve their organizational, managerial, and technical skills. They take place in all of the seven SHPE regions. For Region 5, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama it was hosted in San Antonio, Texas March 21 – 24, 2019.
Our SHPE DFW chapter brought 8 professional members to Region 5's RLDC.
Highlights were workshops presented by Facebook, Capital One, Boeing, Caterpillar, and a SHPEtina Fire Side Chat with Cummins. The DFW professionals also got to enjoy being tourists in downtown San Antonio visiting the Alamo and tasting the wonders of the Riverwalk.
During the Awards Gala, SHPE DFW was acknowledged a Blue Chip recipient earned by scoring high on bi-annual reports on the chapter's activities and involvement in the community.
Our President - Andrea V. Shinn - won the prestigious Regional Alpha Female Award.
During the presentation for her award, our Regional Vice President shared "A true boss lady this person is. Filled with ideas for fruitful development and growth for the chapter, Andrea has structured her chapter finances, developed key partnerships in the surrounding areas, raised thousands in scholarships and developed an apprenticeship program to address our leadership pipeline problem. A fierce leader who hates the spotlight but loves seeing those around her succeed - Congratulations!"
Join our friendly recreational volleyball tournament at Texas Image Sand coordinated by the GLEDA fundraising team to raise funds for the DFW chapter.
Teams will be made up of 6 players but you can have more players in your team to rotate in and out. Your team captain can register your team and players need to register themselves. Team registrations are free and player registration is $15. First 30 player registrations will receive a complimentary SHPE headband!
Winning team will win a prize of unspeakable value!
Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM
Location: Texas Image Sand
Visit the event page to learn more about this exciting event or click the link below to register!
Attention all leaders! Mark your calendars!
Join us for our general body meeting on May 4 to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member, current initiatives and the upcoming events calendar. We will kick-off with networking at 10:00am with the general meeting starting 10:30am. This meeting will also feature speeches from those running for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors and ballots will be available to submit for paid members.
If you are interested in taking a leadership role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. After social / brunch to follow the meeting - location will be determined at the meeting.
Visit https://www.shpedfw.org/board-of-directors.html for more info! We'll be showcasing our current board of directors to highlight their experiences and responsibilities through out the next few weeks on social media.
College to Careers 2019
College to Careers (C2C) is an annual professional development conference hosted by SHPE DFW, SWE Dallas and NSBE DFW! This FREE day-long event is intended to help students develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities you'll need to transition from student life to professional life: securing employment, how to achieve your highest potential, and develop a diverse career experience.
As Professionals we help focus topics & coach you on how to make the most of your early career years!
Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Location: University of Texas at Arlington