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SHPE SFBA 2016-2017 Chapter Board Elections June 2, 6:30 PM 2016 at Pandora's Office (2101 Webster Street, Oakland, CA)

Join SHPE SFBA for our general meeting on Thursday, June 2nd. This meeting will be focused on elections for next years officers. We encourage you to attend this event as all paid members will be able to vote for the candidates.

Join us as we listen to each candidate give their speeches of why they want to run for the executive board. Since this will be a shorter meeting than normal, we will be going to a local establishment afterwards to network. If you are a paid member and would like to vote, but wont be able to make it to the meeting please reach out to Aaron Martinez. You must be a paid member to run for any position.

Hope to see you all there!

Below is a description of each position:

Outreach Coordinator - Liaison between chapter and community events

Membership Development Coordinator Liaison between our chapter board and our membership.

Student Outreach Coordinator - Liaison between our chapter and university students.

Secretary - Assist in chapter operations / bookkeeping

Webmaster Run our website and assist chapter in IT services.

Treasurer Track chapter finances

Professional Development Coordinator Liaison between chapter and industry to serve our members.

Vice-President Oversee/Assist president in chapter operations.

President Oversee chapter operations / Serve as liaison between our chapter and SHPE National Office.

SHPE SFBA & ALPFA: Latinos in Tech Symposium May 26, 5:30 PM 2016 at Yammer

It's no secret that there is a lack of diversity in the tech industry.

Join us as we discuss this relevant topic and learn how we can assist in ending this trend. We have partnered up with ALPFA for this great event.

Meet, network and be a catalyst for change with other Bay Area professionals!

If you would like to attend, please reach out to me ([email protected]) by Tuesday, at 12pm so that we can submit your names to security at Yammer.

We hope to see you there!

Outreach - Engineering Panel and Workshops May 21, 10:00 AM 2016 at UC Santa Cruz

We are looking for professionals to volunteer to partake as part of the engineering panel, and workshops for students at this outreach event taking place at UC Santa Cruz. Please contact Jorge Hinojosa (916) 606-8377 if you would like to be a volunteer or have any questions.


10:00 10:30 Welcome / Icebreaker / Breakfast

10:30 am 11:00am Workshops The College Experience
What you wish you knew while in college?
How did you stay motivated in your field?
Suggestions for internships
What to put on my resume

11:05-12:00 - Steps to Success: Landing the Job
The Interview process
Talking to companies
What to do if you dont get hired
Help Im unqualified/under-qualified!
12:05pm 12:30pm The Professional World
Making a choice in career/ life
How did you end up there?
How to become a leader in your field.
12:35 pm 1:00pm Professional Panel
Questions for the professionals and closing

We hope to see you all there!

Richmond High "Noche de Ciencias" with SHPE SFBA May 12, 5:30 PM 2016 at Richmond High School (Richmond, California)

Hello SHPE familia!

We are excited inform that SHPE SFBA will be apart of the Noche De Ciencias at Richmond High School on Thurdsday May 12th. We are looking for 15 volunteers to help with the workshops for students and parents; Also, 4 individuals that would like to be apart of an engineering Q/A panel. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in volunteering!


Contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Manuel Vera
SHPE SFBA Community Outreach Coordinator

SHPE SFBA @ Giants Baseball Game May 5, 6:00 PM 2016 at AT&T Park 24 Willie Mays Plaza San Francisco, CA 94107

Join SHPE SFBA for our social outing on Thursday, May 5th. We will be going to the Giants game, as they play the Colorado Rockies. If you are interested in attending the game, please register by Thursday, April 28th.

Home Purchasing Education Workshop & Executive Board Nominations April 28, 6:30 PM 2016 at Macys.com; 680 Folsom Street, SF, CA 94107

The real estate market is shifting... what does that mean for Buyers? Its a great thing! Now is the time to make that home purchase you have been on the fence about. Join SHPE SFBA for this informative workshop where you will learn about what makes a sales offer accepted? Its not all about the price. Learn about new property trends, new mortgage guidelines and how they are impacting the mortgage loan process, and much more. This workshop would be ideal for first time home buyers, current homeowners, the move-up buyers and investment property buyers. The basics (steps of the process) of general home buying will also be covered.

We will also be having our nominations, for next years board, during this meeting. If you would like to run or nominate someone for the 2016-2017 Executive Board please fill out the form naming the individual. We are looking for energetic, self reliant, self motivated, self driven individuals with the goal to continue with our SHPE vision and mission. Below find the positions open followed by a brief description.

Oversee chapter operations and serves as liaison between chapter and SHPE National Office, as well as being the point of contact for organizational and and financial matters of the chapter.

Oversees and assists President in chapter operations. Co-Chair all meetings and chair meetings in the absence of the President.

Tracks chapter finances and assists in designing and implementing fundraising projects and applying for grants.

Professional Development Coordinator
Liaison between chapter and industry to serve our members. Responsible for ensuring professional speakers at certain meetings.

Community Outreach Coordinator
Liaison between chapter and community events. Creates and maintains connections with other community leaders to provide events for the Latino community.

Membership Development Coordinator
Liaison between our chapter board and our membership. Encouraged to develop ideas relating to engaging the membership within the chapter.

Runs and maintains the SHPE SFBA website. Encouraged to develop projects that will make it easier to provide information to our members, community.

Assist in chapter operations and bookkeeping. Is responsible for keeping minute meetings.

Student Outreach Coordinator
Liaison between chapter and university students. Works on creating a connection with university students and providing value to them through Professional Engineering panels.


Regional Leadership Development Conference April 14, 9:00 AM 2016 at Oregon State University

This years RLDC will be taking place in Corvallis, OR and being hosted by the Oregon State University SHPE Chapter and the SHPE Oregon Professional Chapter. The SHPE SFBA officers will be present and we invite you to attend this event. There are four different workshops planned for the Professional track, with topics ranging from Developing Your Brand to Coaching and Mentoring. This is a great way to meet the rest of the Region 1 SHPE Familia and also to explore a new city!

To register, click here:

SHPE Sportsfest April 2, 9:00 AM 2016 at UC Santa Cruz

Hello Everyone! We would like to guage interest in getting a team together representing our chapter.
Basketball, Vollyball and Soccor
Please join and post if you would like to participate!
$10 per team member (max 10 players per team, must have 1 female)
$5 for lunch (optional)
$10 for a t-shirt (optional - must order 1 week prior)
Questions? Contact Aaron Ramirez

General Meeting: How to Connect Better with People March 31, 6:30 PM 2016 at ACCO Engineered Systems

Hola SHPE familia!

We are happy to invite you to our general meeting this month, please join us and bring anyone that may be interested on joining SHPE or other memebers that you keep in touch with.

Come and geet updated on all the news about SHPE regional and national as well as learning about new career oportunites and professional developement. We will be having a vey interesting presentation by Jessica Mastors, she is a professional speaker, story coach and strategist based in San Francisco. Learn more about Jessica thru her site www.jessicamastors.com.
The following is a quick preview of what she'll be presenting:

The Practical Magic of Storytelling: How to Connect Better with People through Story

In every conversation - whether high stakes or low - there is an opportunity to meet the other person as a whole human being, rather than from within the professional shell we wear with our job titles. By telling short but meaningful personal stories - for which the human brain is hardwired - you can not only be more engaging, but also reveal yourself as both the master of your own experience and the multi-dimensional person you truly are. In this fun and interactive story workshop, you will gain practical storytelling skills you can use to connect more authentically and effectively with other people - co-workers, managers, clients, or those you just met at a networking event - around your experience, work, passions and pastimes.

Please contact me with any questions, hope to see you all there.

SHPE SFBA Salsa Night Feb. 25, 7:30 PM 2016 at Balanoire

Come join your SHPE SFBA Chapter for our Member Mixer with a night out dancing and a Salsa dance lesson. This event is geared for you to come out and connect with other members from our chapter and learn what our chapter has in store for you for the second half of the year. We will have a socializing hour from 7:30-8:30. The salsa dance class starts at 8:30, and the second half of the night is an open floor for dancing. We will have a VIP table where you can relax, have a drink and mingle throughout the event.

Event Date: Thursday, Februrary 25, 2016

Event Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Event Location: Balanoire
2565 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110

Cost: $8 for the salsa lesson

Event Contact: If you have any questions about this event, please reach out to Samantha Suriano, at 510-379-8070 or Melissa Elder, at 417-268-7498.

We hope to see you all there!