End of the Year Report 2004-2005 by wuyunqing

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									      The Johns Hopkins University
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
               Region IIII




       End of the Year Report
             2004-2005
Table of Contents

• Part I: Chapter Overview
        Section cover page         Page 1
        Cover letter               Page 2
        History                    Page 3
        Chapter Information        Page 4
        Chapter Officers           Page 5
        Chapter Goals              Page 6
        Calendar                   Page 7
• Part II: Activities
        Professional Development   Pages 9-18
        Leadership Development     Pages 19-22
        Academic Development       Pages 23-25
        Community Service          Pages 26-29
        Chapter Development        Pages 30-35
• Part III: Assessment of Goals    Pages 36-37
• Part IV: Conclusions             Pages 38-39
• Part V: Appendix                 Pages 39-54
Part I: Chapter Overview




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1.      Cover Letter
April 30, 2005

SHPE, Inc.
c/o NSAC End of Year Reports
5400 Olympic Blvd., Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Dear SHPE, Inc. and National Student Affairs Committee,

The Johns Hopkins University Student Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (JHU-SHPE)
would like to take this opportunity to greet and thank everyone in SHPE, Inc. and in the National Student Affairs
Committee. The Executive Board and the membership present this End of Year Report for the 2004-2005
school year to NSAC. This past year has been a very productive one, we had great recruiting and involvement in
our chapter, and we have accomplished all of our goals set forth.

The executive board has been dedicating much of their time and energy to the organization and has established a
vision for the chapter in the upcoming years. We also continued our communication with our local professionals
assisting in the foundation of the new, local SHPE-Baltimore Professional Chapter.

This year we concentrated our efforts in our biggest events and activities such as our 1st Annual Gala Banquet,
National Technical Career Conference (NTCC) at Dallas, Eastern Technical Career Conference (ETCC) at
Philadelphia, RSLC at New Jersey, t-shirt sales for fundraising, community service events, and providing our
members and our Johns Hopkins community with workshops and speakers relevant to the needs of our campus.
Our participation in annual SHPE activities and campus events has encouraged new and old members to involve
themselves with our chapter in order to achieve professional and personal development.

Our chapter was focused to accomplish every one of our goals for the 2004-2005 school year. We are looking
forward for our future leaders to reach more milestones next year as they follow our chapter’s vision and
traditions. The foundation we have built during the past two years of our existence, on this campus, will serve as
a stepping-stone for the future.

Sincerely yours,


Grace M. Gonzalez
Chapter President
Johns Hopkins University (JHU-SHPE)




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2.     History of the Chapter
The chapter was officially recognized as a chapter in December of 2004. Six Latino students had
worked hard to bring this organization to the campus of Johns Hopkins University. The goals
and objectives of bring SHPE to the JHU campus were and continue to be:

           1. To promote Latino students and diversity in the Whiting School of Engineering.
           2. The promotion of Latino engineers and scientist both in education and
              professionally.
           3. Develop programs that foster relations between industry and students.
           4. Provide a forum for JHU Latino engineering students to help each other.
           5. The creation and maintenance of an ideal environment that fosters more
              Hopkins students of Hispanic origin in the engineering school.

We have increased our size about four times from last year. We continue to do work in the
community in promoting engineering and education in the community. We have offered our
support to the newly recently formed professional chapter of Baltimore. At the same time that
our chapter is beginning to function, we have made contact with interested students from schools
where SHPE does not have a chapter. SHPE-JHU has taken shape and now is fully functional
providing social, professional, and academic resources for all its members.




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3.     Chapter Information
Chapter Contact Information
Address: 3400 North Charles St.
         126 New Engineering Building
         Baltimore, MD 21218
Web site: www.jhu.edu/shpe
E-mail: shpe@jhu.edu

Chapter Advisor
Name: Jeffrey P. Jarosz
Position: Special Research Assistant to the Dean
Telephone: (410) 516-4627
E-mail: jeffjarosz@jhu.edu

Signature of approval: __________________

Professional Chapter in the area
Contact Name: Antonio J. Delgado
Telephone: 410-636-9555 x204
Fax: 410-636-9595
E-mail: t.delgado@aei-usa.com

Membership
Total student members in 2004-2005: 27
Graduating members: 2
Active members: 15

Funding

       Surplus from last year - $3,383

       Engineering T-shirt revenue-$ 775

       BME - $1000

       Academic Affairs - $1000




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4.    Chapter Officers

President
Name:        Grace Gonzalez
Major:       Biomedical Engineering
Class:       Junior
Email:       ggonzalez@jhu.edu
Phone:       201-341-5319

Vice-President
Name:        Erik Bustamente
Major:       Biomedical Engineering
Class:       Junior
Email:       erikloco@jhu.edu
Phone:       512-577-3405

Secretary
Name:        Omar Irizarry
Major:       Mechanical Engineering
Class:       Junior
Email:       irizarry@jhu.edu
Phone:       330-212-4389

Treasurer
Name:        Andrea Pringle
Major:       Mechanical Engineering
Class:       Sophomore
Email:       apringl4@jhu.edu
Phone:       443-253-3238




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5.     Chapter Goals
Increase Membership and Retention: This year we hoped to try to maintain the members
from last year and to grow further as a student organization.

Chapter Organization: One of the biggest goals for our chapter was to set down the foundation
for an infrastructure that the chapter can grow and function in.

Events: We plan to hold events in the areas of professional development, leadership
development, academic development, membership development, and community service
outreach, in order to show that JHU-SHPE is a multifaceted and functioning organization.




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6.      Chapter Calendar
Month       Day     No CFF Event
August      4-8            National Institute for Leadership Advancement
September   1         X    Executive Board Meeting
            3         X    SAC Fair
            7              General Body Meeting – GEM Information Session
            14         X   Executive Board Meeting
            21             General Body Meeting – SHPEpardy
            28         X   Executive Board Meeting
October     2         X    Fundraiser – Tshirt Sale
            5              General Body Meeting – Resume Workshop
            12         X   Executive Board Meeting
            19             General Body Meeting – Business Etiquette Workshop
            23             Arundel Mills Shopping Trip
            26         X   Executive Board Meeting
            28-31          Eastern Technical and Career Conference
November    9         X    Executive Board Meeting
            16             General Body Meeting – APL Information Session
            23         X   Executive Board Meeting
            30             Game Night
December    4              Gala Banquet
            14        X    Fundraiser – Tshirt Sale
January     5-9            National Technical and Career Conference
            28             Applied Physics Lab Tour
February    1         X    Executive Board Meeting
            8         X    General Body Meeting
            11        X    Fundraiser – Tshirt Sale
            15         X   Executive Board Meeting
            22        X    General Body Meeting
March       1         X    Executive Board Meeting
            5              Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers, Today
            8              General Body Meeting – Graduate School Workshop
            18-20          Regional Student Leadership Conference
            22         X   Executive Board Meeting
            29         X   General Body Meeting – Elections
April       5          X   Executive Board Meeting
            6         X    Open House
            12        X    Open House
            19        X    Open House
            19             General Body Meeting – Interviewing Workshop
            23         X   Professional Development Program
May         3-5            Tools for School
            3              End of the Year BBQ




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Part II: Activities




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       Professional Development
               Activities
              SHPE-JHU held a variety of Professional Development activities, with the goal of
trying to promote professionalism amongst are members.

              Most of our events were coordinated with the newly founded Professional chapter
of Baltimore. They ranged from Interviewing workshops, Resume workshops, and Business
Etiquette workshops.




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Name of Activity: Resume Workshop

Start Date:10/5/2004
Objective: To give JHU SHPE members the chance to make and/or improve upon their
resumes.

Description: This workshop will assist you in writing your resume and will give those who
already have a resume a chance to get some one-on-one resume review/assistance. A great
chance to fix up your resume for ETCC!!! This workshop will be presented by: Moises P.
Young from DMJM Harris and Iliana Limon from Intech Construction, Inc. and Region 4
Vice-President

  Number of Participants            Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 5         Hispanic: 7
          Students Female: 4 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 9 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0            Anglo: 2
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity:0
Summary: Moises P. Young and Iliana Limon presented a resume workshop, giving helpful
pointers of resume building. Other professionals were also present to help critique resumes.

Successes: Many useful hints and tips were given on things to include and what to
avoid in your resume. Also, students were able to see what a professional looks for
when viewing a resume.

What would you do different: Everyone should have had a resume that they did before
hand to allow it to be critiqued.




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Name of Activity: Professional Development Panel

Start Date:10/6/2004

Objective: To provide undergraduates with a forum to discuss professional development
issues.

Description: A panel of professionals will be available to answer your questions regarding
their career fields and professional advancement. Panelists include engineers, doctors,
government workers and more.

Co-Sponsored with Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.

  Number of Participants               Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 1          Hispanic: 11
          Students Female: 10 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 0 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0              Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0             Anglo: 0
                   Parents: 0             Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity:19

Source of Funding:

    University
Summary: The panel discussion went very well. There was a doctor, a public health
specialist, a political scientist, and an admissions director. The discussion ranged on
various professional development topics which were relevant whether or not the
professionals were a part of your field.

Successes: This event was successful, especially thanks to our co-sponsors, Latinas
Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. The event proved that the two
organizations can collaborate on events that follow the goals of both of our
organizations.

What would you do different: Find more panelists that are relevant to the field of
engineering.




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Name of Activity: Business Etiquette Workshop

Start Date:10/19/2004

Objective: To familiarize JHU SHPE members with proper business etiquette.

Description: Learn about why a conference is more like a "72-Hour Interview" and how to
make most efficient use of your time while there. Also learn about what's going on at this
year's ETCC.

Attendance to this meeting is mandatory if you will be attending ETCC.

  Number of Participants             Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 6         Hispanic: 7
          Students Female: 4 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 10 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0            Anglo: 3
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity:0
Summary: The Business Etiquette Workshop was geared to show members, especially those
attending a conference, how to behave properly in the presence of professionals.

Successes: Hilarious skits on how not to conduct one were performed. Basic etiquette
behaviors were successfully taught. People left with a sense of how to behave in
conferences and around professionals.

What would you do different: The presentation could have been more interactive with
the audience, allowing them to perform skits to ensure that they know how to behave
properly.




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Name of Activity: Eastern Technical and Career Conference

Start Date:10/28/2004
End Date:10/31/2004

Objective: To develop students into better professional through workshops, and expose
them to technology industries.

Description: ETCC focuses on increasing education and participation of the Latinos in the
science and technology fields by bringing together corporations and students allowing them
to share their talents, ideas and career opportunities. Through these interactions we can
further support our community and friends in setting and obtaining goals to meet challenges
and experiences while securing the future of the Latino community in the ever growing
technology industries.


Number of Participants       Ethnicity Data
Students Male:             4 Hispanic:         7
Students Female:           4 African American: 0
SHPE Chapter Members:      8 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0 Asian:            0
Teachers:                  0 Anglo:            1
Parents:                   0 Other:            0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity:1274

Source of Funding:

    Fund Raiser              University                      Registration Fee
Summary: ETCC contained many useful workshops that would prepare students for their
future, and the career fair allowed for students to network with potential employers

Successes: Members took away many priceless lessons learned that will greatly impact
their current and future. Also, networking was accomplished allowing students potentially
acquire future employment through a company attending.

What would you do different: A list of all the employers along with the information they
provided should have been compiled for future use.




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Name of Activity: Northrop Grumman Student Mixer

Start Date:11/2/2004

Objective: To begin networking with professionals in a possible career option

Description: As part of a collaborative partnership between the Whiting School of
Engineering and Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, a student mixer
will be held at the Hopkins Club on November 02. Students from the
Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials
Science, and Mechanical Engineering departments will have an opportunity
to meet senior representatives of the company and discuss internship and
career opportunities.


  Number of Participants       Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 2         Hispanic: 3
          Students Female: 2 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 4 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0           Anglo: 1
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity: 0
Summary: Students were able to talk to the some employees of Northrop Grumman to
network them.

Successes: The members that participated were able to network with the people from
Northrop Grumman. Possible future internships and jobs were discussed

What would you do different: Trying to make connections with the employees so that they
could come and talk in a SHPE meeting will have been good




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Name of Activity: Fifth General Body Meeting: APL Infosession

Start Date:11/16/2004

Objective: To expose students to a potential employer in the Maryland area and discuss the
possible future for them at JHU APL

Description: APL, a research and development division of the Johns Hopkins University,
supports the Department of Defense, NASA and other Government agencies through
innovative applied research, technical development, and problem solving. Located on 360
acres in Laurel, Maryland, the Laboratory employs approximately 3,350 engineers,
scientists, and supporting staff in a broad range of disciplines.


  Number of Participants       Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 3         Hispanic: 5
          Students Female: 4 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 7 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0           Anglo: 2
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity: 0
Summary: The APL representative beautifully displayed what the Applied Physics Lab has
to offer and what separates them from other companies.

Successes: the JHU-SHPE chapter was able to establish connections with the APL for
future event.

What would you do different: Write a thank you card to the presenter thanking him for
using his time to talk to us.




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Name of Activity: National Technical and Career Conference

Start Date: 01/05/2005
End Date: 01/09/2005

Objective: To develop students into better professional through workshops, and expose
them to technology industries.

Description: NTCC focuses on increasing education and participation of the Latinos in the
science and technology fields by bringing together corporations and students allowing them
to share their talents, ideas and career opportunities.


Number of Participants       Ethnicity Data
Students Male:             1 Hispanic:         4
Students Female:           4 African American: 0
SHPE Chapter Members:      5 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0 Asian:            0
Teachers:                  0 Anglo:            1
Parents:                   0 Other:            0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity: 1000

Source of Funding:

    Fund Raiser              University                      Registration Fee
Summary: NTCC contained many useful workshops that would prepare students for their
future, and the career fair allowed for students to network with potential employers

Successes: Members took away many priceless lessons learned that will greatly impact
their current and future. Also, networking was accomplished allowing students potentially
acquire future employment through a company attending. Also, one of our graduating
members was offered two job positions from Boeing and several of our current
undergraduates were offered summer internships.

What would you do different: A list of all the employers along with the information they
provided should have been compiled for future use.




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Name of Activity: Applied Physics Lab Tour

Start Date:1/28/2005

Objective: To tour of Applied Physics Lab facilities and lunch with the Hispanic Awareness
Club.

Description: The following labs will be toured: Time of Flight Spectrometry, Space Dept -
New Horizons/ Stereo, TSD: Microelectronics, and TSD: Composites.


  Number of Participants       Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 3         Hispanic: 8
          Students Female: 7 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 10 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 1             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0           Anglo: 2
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity: 17

Source of Funding:

    University
Summary: Students were able to witness what an engineer does first hand and see what an
engineering facility looks like.

Successes: Many students participated in this trip allowing them to be expose the real life
of an engineer. This tour further bonded the ties between JHU-SHPE and the APL.

What would you do different: Assign students to a particular engineer so they can shadow
him/her for a day to see what s/he does.




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Name of Activity: Interviewing Workshop

Start Date:4/19/2005

Objective: To improve the interviewing skills.

Description: Interviewing Workshop and Mock Interviews done by SHPE Baltimore
Professional Chapter.


  Number of Participants       Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 5         Hispanic: 8
          Students Female: 6 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 10 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0           Anglo: 3
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity: 50

Source of Funding:

    Fund Raiser
Summary: Helpful tips were given on how to interview more effectively.

Successes: Useful tips were given to help prepare those students who plan on getting a
job or internship.

What would you do different: Invite more professional so they can perform mock
interviews.




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         Leadership Development
                Activities
        This year, our leadership development activities including sponsoring one of our
members to go to the National Institute for Leadership Advancement and six of our members to
go to the Regional Student Leadership Conference. In addition to these activities, we
encouraged leadership development by creating six additional positions, Community Outreach
Chair, Chapter Development Chair, Fundraising Chair, Academic Development Chair, Public
Outreach Chair, and Webmaster. Also, the JHU-SHPE hosted the Mid-Atlantic Sub-Regional
Retreat this November.

          1. National Institute for Leadership Advancement
          2. Mid-Atlantic Sub-Regional Retreat
          3. Regional Student Leadership Conference




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Name of Activity: National Institute for Leadership Advancement
Start Date: 8/4/2004
End Date: 8/8/2004

Objective: To assist all student and professional chapter Presidents in obtaining the leadership
training required in order to become effective leaders within SHPE Chapters, academic
environments, and personal lives.

Description: To establish a National Institute for Leadership Advancement that provides a
continuing and consistent intensive training environment for the development of future world
class leaders. To create a synergistic networking environment where students and professionals
may share successful career strategies and develop relationships. To create a forum where SHPE,
Inc.'s policies governing collegiate and professional chapters are established, discussed and
disseminated.

 Number of Participants          Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 0         Hispanic: 1
          Students Female: 1 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 1 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0           Anglo: 0
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation

Cost of Activity: 300
Source of Funding:
    University                              Registration Fee

Summary: NILA was an amazing and essential experience for the development and growth of
the JHU-SHPE chapter. By sending our chapter president, Grace Gonzalez, she was able to learn
more about SHPE and how to effectively run the chapter. NILA provided her with both personal
and professional contacts and ideas for chapter events.

Successes: Overall, NILA was a successful event. Without NILA essential parts of our chapter's
success this year would not have been possible.

What would you do different: If possible send two members of the executive board, both the
president and vice-president.




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Name of Activity: Mid-Atlantic Sub Regional Retreat
Start Date: 11/20/2004

Objective: To bring the Mid-Atlantic Sub-Region together to meet and collaborate on ways to
improve both individual chapters and the overall sub-region.

Description: Mid-Atlantic Sub-Regional Retreat Itinerary

9:30am Arrivals and Breakfast
10:00am Chapter Roll Call: Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, George Mason
University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Old Dominion University
10:10am Introduction/Ice-breaker/Sub-Regional Update and Goals
10:45am Workshop I (topic pending on speaker)
11:45am Calendar of Events/Dates this fall/Sub-Regional Activities/Conferences/E-Week
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Revitalize the Mid-Atlantic!: Team Building Activity/Design
1:30pm Workshop II: MySHPE/Creating and Maintaining Chapter Archives
2:15pm Chapter Collaborations
2:45pm Fundraising and Sponsorship
3:45pm Closing

 Number of Participants          Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 1         Hispanic: 6
          Students Female: 6 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 3 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 2             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0           Anglo: 1
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation

Cost of Activity: 0

Summary: Overall the retreat was a successful event with two professionals and five students.
The student members that attended the event, learned information that will assist them in their
leadership and chapter development skills.

Successes: The retreat was successful in bringing at least one person from each of the sub-
regional chapters together to discuss relevant issues.

What would you do different: Plan more in advance in order to guarantee more members from
each chapter to come. Also, since information is highly relevant, it would be more beneficial to
have the retreat earlier in the year, such as in late August or early September.




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Name of Activity: Regional Student Leadership
Start Date: 3/18/2005
End Date: 3/20/2005

Objective: To bring chapters in the region together in an environment where building knowledge
and leadership skills are promoted. The conference also focuses on training the student with
skills that they can use on a daily basis as well as further their leadership capabilities.

Description: The conference was the 17th Annual RSLC hosted by the New Jersey Institute of
Technology SHPE Student Chapter. Training focused on leadership, project management, skills
in academia, corporate and sectors.

 Number of Participants         Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 3         Hispanic: 6
          Students Female: 3 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 6 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0           Anglo: 0
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation

Cost of Activity: 350

Source of Funding:

    University                              Registration Fee
    Fund Raiser
Summary: The conference was an overall success. The six members in attendance learned
important and relevant skills about SHPE as an organization and about personal and professional
leadership development. Two of the six members that went to the conference came back to the
chapter and ran (and won) for Executive Board positions.

Successes: We sent six members to this conference (an increase from last years four). Two of the
conference attendees will be on the 2005-2006 Executive Board and will hopefully bring the
skills they learned at the conference back to the rest of the chapter.

What would you do different: We will try to take more freshman and sophomores to the
conference next year.




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            Academic Development
One of the biggest goals for SHPE is to promote the academic success of its members. This year
the academic development focused mostly on promoting the success of our members to pursue
graduate degrees.

To accomplish this we held two workshops:
   1. GEM workshop
   2. Graduate School Workshop




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Name of Activity: GEM Speaker

Start Date:9/7/2004

Objective: To familiarize JHU SHPE members with graduate school and GEM funding
opportunities.

Description: A representative from The National GEM Consortium will come to discuss
graduate fellowship opportunities available for minorities interested in degrees in
engineering (MS and/or Ph.D) and science (Ph.D.). Come and meet the GEM representative
in person and have any questions about the program answered.

  Number of Participants            Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 9         Hispanic: 14
          Students Female: 9 African American: 2
   SHPE Chapter Members: 14 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0            Anglo: 2
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity: 0
Summary: We brought a representative from GEM to have an information session over the
GEM organization.

Successes: We had great turnout, and also had participation from NSBE members as
well. It was a great presentation.

What would you do different: I think we could have even more power if we co-
sponsored with NSBE next year this event, and possibly hold it twice a year.




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Name of Activity: Graduate School Workshop

Start Date:3/8/2005

Objective: To familiarize students with the option of graduate school.

Description: Graduate School Infosession hosted by Tracy Carter from the Career Center.

  Number of Participants            Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 0         Hispanic: 5
          Students Female: 0 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 8 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0            Anglo: 3
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity:35

Source of Funding:

    Fund Raiser
Summary: The Career Center prepared a presentation on what prospective graduate students
need to do and should consider to get in.

Successes: The presentation was on time and well-prepared. We did have decent
attendance. And most members were satisfied and felt that they learned a lot.

What would you do different: The event should be advertised more outside SHPE and
the Latino community.




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   Community Service Activities
        So far this year we’ve had one big community service project. It was our “Inspiring
Tomorrow’s Engineers, Today” program, which we did in conjunction with EBLO. What we
did was visit an elementary school student tutoring program, and had an egg drop competition.
Originally it was scheduled for Hopkins’ Engineering Weekend, but it had to be postponed due
to inclement weather. When we finally did the competition the following weekend, it turned out
to be a big hit, not only with the students but also with the tutors.
        Since then there have been plans for participating in the Tools for Schools program with
OLE. This program’s goal is to collect school supplies from the student body, and send
everything we collect to underprivileged students in Guatemala. This year; however, is the first
time that we will be working with all Latino organizations on campus; in fact it’s the first time
all the Latino organizations have worked together for a common goal.




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Name of Activity: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers, Today

Start Date: 3/5/2005

Objective: Engineering Week Activity to energize Baltimore City students enrolled in Education
Based Latino Outreach (EBLO) Saturday School. We will engage students in exciting
engineering/science experiments.

Description: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers, Today - Day’s Agenda:
8:30 Depart from MSE
9:00 Arrive at school and start setting up
9:50 All 55 kids should be there
10:00 Separate kids into different groups
10:15 Explain rules of egg drop competition
10:30 Begin building container for egg
11:30 Start dropping the eggs
11:45 Mini award ceremony
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Group pictures!
1:00 Time to go – start the cleanup

The children will be split up by grades. There might be an issue with putting the extra first
graders with older kids so we’ll just leave them all as one group. The volunteer that oversees
each group can help the group out a little, but do so according to age (i.e. the fifth graders should
not be receiving as much help as the first graders).

 Number of Participants           Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 0         Hispanic: 0
          Students Female: 0 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 0 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0           Anglo: 0
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation

Cost of Activity: $33
Source of Funding:
    Fund Raiser

Summary: This community outreach project allowed SHPE members, both from the JHU chapter
as well as the professional chapter, to get involved with the community. The program was a
mentoring program that was originally planned for JHU's Engineering Weekend, in which the
SHPE members planned an engineering based project (egg drop) for the 55 elementary students
that are tutored at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Saturdays. The event allowed the student


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members to get to know the professional chapter members as well as interacting with the tutors,
and above all with the elementary school students.

Successes: The event successfully encouraged the 55 participants into critical thinking and
problem solving in order to figure out how to create a device so that the egg would not break.

What would you do different: Bringing in more volunteers from both the professional and
student chapters.




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Tools For School
Co-sponsors: La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc.
                     OLE (Latino Student Union)
                     Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.


Summary: We are starting a tradition here at JHU where at the end of every school year, we
ask students to donate spare school supplies and spare change. An organization called LAPA
Latin American Parents Association will take whatever we earn to a school in Guatemala City
with any excess going to the same school that we sent supplies last year to Peru. Last year, we
raised over $350 on our own for a school in Peru. This year we hope to double that figure.


Background: The school that is going to be benefited is as mentioned
above in Guatemala City. It was founded by LAPA members and it serves
a community of children that literally live in a garbage dump. They are in
need of any spare school, kitchen, and medical supplies.

****** This Event is scheduled to take place May 3-5, thus no other
information is available at the moment ******




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Chapter Development Activities
This year the executive board decided that much needed to be done in order to promote
community amongst SHPE-JHU members. We all also did more to promote relations between
professionals and SHPE-JHU members during our banquet. This year we held a game night, we
sponsored trips to the mall, and the anniversary banquet.




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Name of Activity: Arundel Mills Shopping Trip

Start Date:10/23/2004

Objective: To help those without appropriate clothes to wear at ETCC and to get to know
other SHPE members on a more social level.

Description: Join us for a shopping trip to Arundel Mills!

  Number of Participants             Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 2         Hispanic: 4
          Students Female: 5 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 5 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0            Anglo: 3
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity:15

Source of Funding:

    University
Summary: Allowed member to get off of campus and have a good time with fellow SHPE
members. Members also used the opportunity shop to purchase decorations and furniture for
their rooms.

Successes: All members who participated had a good time and expressed interest in
doing the same at the beginning of next year.

What would you do different: Next year we should plan a small activity, such as lunch,
so that the group can have more time to spend time together as a chapter before splitting
up to go shopping.




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Name of Activity: Game night

Start Date:11/30/2004

Objective: To provide a study break for JHU-SHPE members and encourage chapter
bonding.

Description: come join your fellow SHPE members in a round of board games. It makes the
perfect study break!



  Number of Participants           Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 4         Hispanic: 6
          Students Female: 3 African American: 0
   SHPE Chapter Members: 7 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 0             Asian: 0
                  Teachers: 0            Anglo: 1
                   Parents: 0            Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity: 0
Summary: Game night was a fun activity which made the perfect study break from finals.
We decided to play Cranium in a "battle of the sexes" fashion.

Successes: Game night was successful in bringing JHU-SHPE members together for a
relaxing and fun study break.

What would you do different: Encourage more members to attend.




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Name of Activity: Anniversary Banquet

Start Date:12/4/2004

Objective: One-year anniversary banquet.

Description: Join us for this celebration of the successful first year of JHU-SHPE.
Guaranteed to be a night with both professional and social benefits. Come mingle with
corporate representatives from Northrop Grumman, Millennium Chemicals, APL,
DOD/NSA, Lockheed Martin, and Medtronic (just to name a few) and fellow JHU students,
faculty, and staff. Be sure to come hungry as there will be catering from Babalu Grill
(Cuban food) and ready to party afterwards, Latino style! Click here for the invitation form
- RSVP by November 24th!!!

Tickets:
$5 - SHPE student members
$8 – Non-SHPE student members
$30 - faculty, staff, and professionals

  Number of Participants                  Ethnicity Data
             Students Male: 13         Hispanic: 31
          Students Female: 23 African American: 2
   SHPE Chapter Members: 14 American Indian: 0
SHPE Professional Members: 6              Asian: 1
                  Teachers: 1             Anglo: 9
                   Parents: 0             Other: 0

Evaluation
Cost of Activity:2553

Source of Funding:

     University
Summary: The banquet started with mingling and dinner. Once dinner had been served our
advisor introduced our guest speaker, who gave an inspiring speech. Outstanding member
awards were then given out to those members who had been actively involved throughout
the semester. This was followed by the completion of dinner and set up for the dance
portion of the gala.

Successes: The banquet was successfully completed. Most of the chapter attended as



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well as a few additional JHU students. Several students from other chapters as well as
Baltimore Professional were in attendance.

What would you do different: While people stayed for dinner and the speaker they did
not stay for the dance portion of the gala. It is possible that the event was too long to
keep people interested for the entire gala. We will try to cut the length of the banquet by
either decreasing the speakers or not holding the dance portion of the gala.




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Assessment of Goals for
  JHU-SHPE 2004-2005




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Increase Membership and Retention: We have met this goal in all aspects. Our membership
went up from about 6-7 active members to around 26-30. Last year, we sent 8 people to ETCC,
and this year we sent 10 people to ETCC. Last year, we sent 2 people to NTCC this year we sent
5. Last year, we sent 4 people to RSLC, and this year we sent 6. It is safe to say that we have
accomplished this goal.

Chapter Organization: This year we established a chapter website (www.jhu.edu/shpe). We
also established various chair positions that allow any willing general body member to become
more active in the chapter. The basic bylaws and amendments were also established this year.
In addition, we established consistent meeting times for both General Body and Executive
Board. At the end of this year, we had our first successful Executive Board election.

Events: We have held a lot of events this year. Our goal was to hold events that other typical
SHPE chapters have. We had our first ever professional gala banquet at the end of the fall
semester. We held various professional development workshops including resume and
interviewing workshops. As far as community service, we held Inspiring Tomorrow’s Future
Engineers and for the second time in a row Tools for School. We had several academic
development workshops geared towards Graduate School, and several membership development
events to create unity amongst JHU-SHPE members.

We have been fairly successful in accomplishing our goals and promoting the continual success
of SHPE-JHU.




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Conclusions




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        This year has been a huge success for SHPE-JHU. Our little chapter is thriving and for
all of us on the exec board, the chair positions, and the general body it is pretty exciting. The
increase in members and the overall activity of the chapter has been our greatest success this
year. We have been able this year to be able to function independently of the Latino Student
Union on campus otherwise known as OLE. We have held events and develop a network with
professionals in the area.

        Our biggest failure has been in the ability to attract incoming freshmen to SHPE. The
issue around this is that most of our events have been focused on dealing with professional
development. In the future, we should strive to hold more academic development and social
events to attract more incoming freshmen to SHPE. Many Latino engineering freshmen said that
they did not think that SHPE was of any benefit to them. More has to be done to change this
misconception.

        Overall though, there is no doubt that this year has been great for SHPE. We
transformed what was a ragtag student group to a professional functioning chapter of the Society
Hispanic Professional Engineers. This year is of important significance and importance almost
all of our founding exec board members are stepping down and a new generation has taken the
helm of SHPE-JHU. We recognize that there is a lot of work to be done, but we, of SHPE-JHU
are very proud of our tremendous success.




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Part V:       Appendix
Table of Contents

   I. Demographic Profiles for Johns Hopkins University

          a. Overall Campus Profile

          b. Demographic Profile for the Whiting School of Engineering

          c. Summary of Demographic Statistics For Johns Hopkins University –Whiting
             School of Engineering Graduate School and Faculty

          d. Demographic Profile for JHU-SHPE members

   II. JHU-SHPE Brochure (2004-2005)

  III. Recruitment Flyer : September 7, 2004

  IV. Photos from ETCC : October 28-31, 2004

   V. Invitation to the JHU-SHPE First Anniversary Gala Banquet : December 4, 2004

  VI. Program for JHU-SHPE First Anniversary Gala Banquet

 VII. Photos from JHU-SHPE First Anniversary Gala Banquet

VIII. Photos from NTCC : January 5-8, 2005

  IX. Flyer for Interviewing Workshop : April 19, 2005

   X. Photos from E Week : March 5, 2005




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I.   Demographic Profiles for Johns Hopkins University


     a. Overall Campus Profile


                    Overall Campus Profile


                          5%


                                    21%
                                                         AA/Black
                                                         Asian/Pac.Isl
                                                         Hispanic/Latino/a
                                          4%             American Indian
                                          0%             Caucasian
         70%




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b. Demographic Profile for the Whiting School of Engineering



 Demographic Profile for the Whiting School of
               Engineering


                 7.50%

                                              Hispanic, AA/Black or
                                              Native American
                            27.50%
                                              Asian

                                              Caucasian
65%




c. Summary of Demographic Statistics For Johns Hopkins University –Whiting
   School of Engineering Graduate School and Faculty
            At the full-time graduate level, 12 (2%) students are Black or Hispanic
            2 out of 69 tenured faculty are Hispanic




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         d. Profile for JHU-SHPE members

                                                                                   Gender
        Ethnicities

                              Hispanic *
5
                              Caucasian
                                                                    10
                                                                                             Males
                        * Defined as
                        having at                                                            Females
                                                                                       17
                        least one
                        parent of
             22         Hispanic
                        heritage.




                                       Fields of Study

                      Other

    Mechanical Engineering

     Electrical Engineering

        Computer Science

     Chemical Engineering

    Biomedical Engineering

                    Biology

                                  0            2       4        6        8        10    12




                                      Classification

           Other (Advisor)

       Graduate Students

                    Seniors

                    Juniors

             Sophomores

                  Freshmen

                              0            2       4        6       8        10




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II.   JHU-SHPE Brochure (2004-2005)




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     III.   Recruitment Flyer : September 7, 2004


A representative
FROM THE
NATIONAL
GEM CONSORTIUM
WILL BE HERE TO
DISCUSS




       • MS Engineering • Ph.D. Engineering • Ph.D. Science
date:       September 7, 2004                       time:   6:00 pm
location:         Mattin Center 162
   Sponsored by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR GRADUATE DEGREES FOR MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING
                                AND SCIENCE, INC.
  P.O. Box 537, Notre Dame, IN 46556 tele: (574) 631-7771 fax: (574) 287-1486
           e-mail: gem.1@nd.edu website:: www.gemfellowship.org


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IV.   Photos from ETCC : October 28-31, 2004




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V.   Invitation to the JHU chapter First Annual Banquet : December 4, 2004




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VI.   Program for JHU-SHPE First Anniversary Gala Banquet




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VII.   Photos from JHU-SHPE First Anniversary Gala Banquet




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VIII.   Photos from NTCC : January 5-8, 2005




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  IX.   Flyer for Interviewing Workshop : April 19, 2005




Learn some interviewing techniques from recruiting experts
 and practice your interviewing skills. Refreshments will be
                          served.

                      Date: April 19, 2005
                         Time: 6:00 pm
               Location: Laverty Lounge (Krieger)

Sponored by the Johns Hopkins University Student Chapter
    of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers




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X.   Photos from E Week




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