Noche De Ciencias: We had the honor of hosting a Noche de Ciencias event (Night of Science) was held in Parkland Middle School on April 14th. We were able to reach out to a younger demographic of students that allowed us to inspire a carrer in STEM from an early start through fun and interactive activities. We had amazing speakers and representatives from SHPE-UMD, SHPE-DC, and UMD's recruitment department helping to introduce the parents to the resources available to them and their students. This is all done in an effort to increase awareness and enthusiasm that students have towards the STEM fields.
SHPE National Conference: The 2015 National SHPE Conference was held in Baltimore, MD and we had the pleasure of sending 25 of our members to the conference. We had enormous help from the Dean of Engineering, and much financial support from UMD's departments of Engineering most notably Aerospace, Mechanical, and CHBE. We had two of our senior students receive offers from Accenture, Boeing, and Eaton directly from attending this conference.
Membership: We had a great turn-out at all of our events, from professonal development events to social events, academic to community service we are truely created by the students, for the students. We have expanded our membership count to 60+. We not only have attracted the attention of 40+ undergraduate students devoted to professionalism, academics and leadership development, but we have also welcomed 20+ graduate students interested in SHPE's core values and mission. Welcome!
Maryland Day 2016: We were one of many student groups and organizations who participated in this year's Maryland Day. We were able to connect with the alumni population as well as prospective students, teaching them about what it means to be a part of La Familia!
We bring companies to you. Guest speakers from companies like Microsoft, There are many opportunities for members to participate with professional companies in workshops, events, and informational meetings. These discussions and lectures from various companies will allow members to develop their professional abilities and skills while also hearing suggestions from respected professionals about interview techniques, resume practices, and dressing professionally at career fairs.
We provide study hall events and tutoring services for our members giving them an opportunity to excel in their academic studies. The chapter also dedicates itself to providing information and opportunities about study abroad programs, graduate schools, and internship opportunities as an additional resource for SHPE members.
There are various opportunities to attend leadership workshops, seminars, and conferences. The 2015 SHPE National Conference is being held in our very own state of Maryland in Baltimore, allowing members to get in contact with thousands of engineering professionals, students, and corporate representatives. Along with this major event members also have the opportunity to attend the Regional Leadership and the National Institute for Leadership Advancement.
The chapter on campus actively participates in community outreach and volunteer events with the university as well as other schools in the Prince George’s County and Montgomery County area. We also host our own recognized community service events such as the Noche de Ciencias and other fundraising collaborations.
We want to make you feel part of our family, to find your home away from home, and even have fun,all while still focusing on a strong academic performance.