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.
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!
SHPE DFW will be holding elections for our board of directors on Saturday, May 4th. Want to learn a little more about our leadership structure? 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 (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
Our GLEDA program partnered with our latest sponsor, Trinity Industries, to host a professional development focused on topics such as program management, the differences between an MBA and a Masters of Science in Engineering, and salary negotiations.
SHPE DFW would like to extend a huge thank you to Trinity Industries, Ramon Santillian, Jacqueline Photography and all of our guest speakers for making this event successful.
Interested in future professional development or networking events? Visit our news page to learn more about SHPE's involvement in the community.
SHPE DFW is celebrating April 8th - April14th as our GLEDA Mentorship week. Mark this week on your calendars and make sure to setup a meeting/phone call with your mentor/mentee. This is the last official ApprenticeSHPE event of this year’s GLEDA Program.
The SHPE DFW Scholarship application window is now open for 2019-2020 Academic Year!
All details and instructions can be found within the PDF application. Electronic submissions must be timestamped no later than 11:59pm CT on April 30, 2019 or alternatively to mail in your application, please download the PDF and ensure it is postmarked by April 30, 2019.
Winners will be recognized at the SHPE DFW Annual Awards Gala on May 20th being held at the Abacus Restaurant in Knox-Henderson District of Dallas. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
Thousands of students, parents, and teachers got together at the Dallas ISD STEM Expo 2018- 2019, the biggest STEM expo in Texas. Our wonderful SHPE volunteers hosted three activities to introduce students to the fields of Civil, Electrical, and Chemical engineering! We had a blast! Thanks to everyone who volunteered! Events like this are not possible without you.
SHPE DFW is incredibly honored to have HDR be our newest DFW Community Partner & Chapter Sponsor.
HDR lead a Resume Workshop accompanied with Mock Interviews February 4th at the SMU chapter for all SHPE DFW local chapters. Several HDR professionals presented, provided their own insights, career paths, advice, and one-on-one mentorship to professionals and students who attended the event.
SHPE familia thoroughly enjoyed the event and left with more confidence in their interviewing skills and ability to land a job.
We look forward to future events with our HDR familia with a civil engineering focus and possible site visit in the near future. To find out more about HDR & their career opportunities, visit https://www.hdrinc.com/careers