UIC Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – SHPE student chapter named:
2011-2012 Regional Outstanding Chapter for Region 6.

We are proud to announce the national recognition received by the UIC Society of Hispanic Professional Engineering – SHPE student chapter at the National SHPE Conference held in Dallas, Texas November 14th – 18th, 2012. Our UIC SHPE student organization was named the:

2011-2012 Regional Outstanding Chapter for Region 6

This annual award is given to one outstanding SHPE student chapter for Region 6 for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky for the school year. Our student chapter is recognized for its community based success with its SHPE Jr. chapter which engages young Hispanic and minority high school students interested in STEM studies here in the city of Chicago. Several programs developed and delivered by our UIC COE SHPE group in 2011-2012 held on the UIC campus were:

SHPE Jr. Leadership Conference (Educate local Hispanic High School students on SHPE, College, leadership skills and engineering careers)

Nights of Science (Science Workshops were created for High School Hispanic Students participation and College information sessions are provided to the student’s parents)

Regional Science Bowl (Science Fair contest run at a local CPS Middle School and Chicago area High School)

Noches de Poder (Study Sessions Nights/Evenings during the semester for all SHPE and NSBE members)

Mentorship Program (UIC SHPE upper classmen and women mentors for freshmen to improve 1st year student success)

Please acknowledge our UIC SHPE for their hard work and success! This is the second year in a row our UIC SHPE student chapter has received this award.

Gerald A. Smith
Director of Minority Affairs
MERRP,Minority Engineering Recruitment & Retention Programs



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