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UNDERGRADUATE

THURSDAY – April 14th, 2016
Time Session Information
4:00PM – 7:00PM Registration
Building: Beth Ray Center for Academic Support (BRC)
4:30PM – 6:00PM Corporate Tour: Hewlett-Packard (Sign-up at the Registration Table)
Making inventions real! Tour the HP facility where Ink Jet & HP calculators were first conceived and then ramped to production. The HP Corvallis site has a strong history of invention and manufacturing. Learn end-to-end how HP moves leading edge ideas from R&D to deliver compelling products & technologies via innovative & robust manufacturing. (You will need to declare your citizenship for this tour, and there may be citizenship restrictions.)
7:00PM – 8:30PM Intro SHPE 101
Learn how this organization changes lives by empowering our Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. Topics to be explored include chapter recruitment and sustainability.
Presenter: Deborah Morales
Building: Memorial Union’s (MU) Horizon Conference Room


SHPE Regional MeetingPresenters: Krista Miguel and Eric Echeverria
Building: Memorial Union’s (MU) Horizon Conference Room

FRIDAY – April 15th, 2016
Time Session Information
8:00AM – 8:45AM Registration
Building: Beth Ray Center for Academic Support (BRC)
9:00AM – 9:45AM Life of a SHPE Leader
Learn how current SHPE leadership manages the many responsibilities in their professional and SHPE life. Hear how SHPE has helped them in their professional careers, and ask those questions you’ve always wondered about.
Panelists: Deborah Morales, Krista Miguel, Yuri Ramirez, Araceli Yanez


Career Development Through Volunteerism
Social action, community involvement, and personal growth are just three facets of volunteerism. An important, and sometimes overlooked, component of volunteering is professional development. In addition to academic and technical achievements, employers are seeking candidates who have obtained soft skills from other non-academic experiences. In this workshop, you will hear from our panelists about their career development through their various outreach experiences.
Panelists: Aura Davila, Veronica Grave, Emilio Cañas, David Cintron


Leadership, Diversity and Growth as a Lifelong Learner
Long gone are the days when going to college and completing a degree resulted in having all of the skills needed to launch into a lifelong career in a given field or industry.  This static model that learning is separate and distinct from doing is inadequate in a world where the pace of change is seemingly ever increasing.  Learning to learn, loving to learn and leveraging learning agility have fueled Jason’s journey that started in Art School, progressed through Engineering and continues through nearly 2 decades of high tech industry experience.  Jason will explore topics of leadership, diversity in the workplace, and growth aligned to personal goals to help you frame your thinking about your own journey.
Presenter: Jason M. Trujillo

10:00AM – 11:15AM The Case Study topic for this year is Energy and Climate Change

Case Study: Track A – Policy/Economics

Case Study: Track B – Technical

Case Study: Track C – Education/Communication

11:30AM – 1:00PM Break for Lunch
11:30AM – 12:30PM Corporate Tour: Hewlett-Packard (Sign-up at the Registration Table)
Making inventions real! Tour the HP facility where Ink Jet & HP calculators were first conceived and then ramped to production. The HP Corvallis site has a strong history of invention and manufacturing. Learn end-to-end how HP moves leading edge ideas from R&D to deliver compelling products & technologies via innovative & robust manufacturing. (You will need to declare your citizenship for this tour, and there may be citizenship restrictions.)
1:00PM – 2:15PM Internship 101
Studies show that students who participate in a co-op or summer internship are offered salaries averaging 16% more than those who do not. Many times, having this experience on your resume can be the difference between you getting the job or someone else. Learn about tips and resources to help you land that perfect internship that fits your career track. Bring your resume!
Presenter: Jerry Jimenez


Finding a Mentor
If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research or seeking guidance on a career path, this workshop is a great place to start! Many undergraduates find the process of securing a faculty sponsor for their research project or finding a professional for career guidance somewhat daunting. This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure that person. We will cover how to identify potential mentors as well as how to prepare for the first meeting so that you make a great first impression.
Presenter: Vikki Mueller Espinosa


Career Planning and Transitions

This session will discuss professional development that can come from job transitions and how to identify and pursue new opportunities that are good match for your interests, skills, and circumstances. While opportunities can be hard to spot, you can find them if you use a thoughtful and deliberate approach. Your professional evolution depends on how you research options, realize your strengths, and acquire new skills, as well as master the courage to make a change. The speaker will share her experience and key learnings related to career journey, as well as, motivations for accepting or looking for new positions that resulted in long term professional evolution.
Presenter: Ana Rosa Galli

2:30PM – 3:45PM Start Smart
Start Smart is a salary negotiation workshop designed for women and minorities in science and engineering disciplines. This program is focused on teaching strategies to effectively research and negotiate salaries in a professional setting.  NOTE: This workshop runs to 4:30PM.
Presenter: Linda O’Hara


Finding a Mentor
If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research or seeking guidance on a career path, this workshop is a great place to start! Many undergraduates find the process of securing a faculty sponsor for their research project or finding a professional for career guidance somewhat daunting. This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure that person. We will cover how to identify potential mentors as well as how to prepare for the first meeting so that you make a great first impression.
Presenter: Vikki Mueller Espinosa


Should I pursue a PhD or enter the workforce? This is My Journey

Embarking on a PhD is a big decision. Not only will it take being at school for another three to five years after college, in some institutions, the attrition rate is high. Students will have to ask themselves what type of training they want and what are their future ambitions. Dr. Alexandra Oliveros-Villalba will share her academic journey and what she learned while acquiring her Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, and a PhD in electrical engineering.
Presenter: Alexandra Oliveros-Villalba

4:00PM – 5:00PM Speed Networking Event
Facilitator: Yuri W. Ramírez
7:00PM – 9:00PM Chapter Challenge – Game on! (Sign-up at the Registration Table)
Here is your opportunity to challenge another visiting chapter at bowling, soccer or gaming. Sign-up as a team on Thursday.
9:00PM – 12:00AM Case Study Work Time

SATURDAY – April 16th, 2016
Time Session Information
6:30AM – 7:30AM Guided Trail Run
Lead Runner: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez
8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:30AM – 12:00PM Case Study Presentation
12:00PM – 12:45PM Break for Lunch
1:00PM – 4:00PM Career Fair
Building: Centro Cultural César Chávez (CCCC)
6:00PM – 9:00PM Gala Night
Building: Memorial Union’s (MU) Main Lobby

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GRADUATE

THURSDAY – April 14th, 2016
Time Session Information
4:00PM – 7:00PM Registration
Building: Beth Ray Center for Academic Support (BRC)
4:30PM – 6:00PM Corporate Tour: Hewlett-Packard (Sign-up at the Registration Table)
Making inventions real! Tour the HP facility where Ink Jet & HP calculators were first conceived and then ramped to production. The HP Corvallis site has a strong history of invention and manufacturing. Learn end-to-end how HP moves leading edge ideas from R&D to deliver compelling products & technologies via innovative & robust manufacturing. (You will need to declare your citizenship for this tour, and there may be citizenship restrictions.)
7:00PM – 8:30PM Intro SHPE 101
Learn how this organization changes lives by empowering our Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. Topics to be explored include chapter recruitment and sustainability.
Presenter: Deborah Morales


SHPE Regional MeetingPresenters: Krista Miguel and Eric Echeverria
Building: Memorial Union’s (MU) Horizon Conference Room

FRIDAY – April 15th, 2016
Time Session Information
8:00AM – 8:45AM Registration
Building: Beth Ray Center for Academic Support (BRC)
9:00AM – 9:45AM Life of a SHPE Leader
Learn how current SHPE leadership manages the many responsibilities in their professional and SHPE life. Hear how SHPE has helped them in their professional careers, and ask those questions you’ve always wondered about.
Presenter: Nicolyn Hernandez


Developing Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership
Emotional Intelligence is a key success factor for effective leadership. Intellectual knowledge is no longer enough; you must also have the interpersonal competence that comes with emotional intelligence. Research has shown that people high in Emotional Intelligence are more influential, have higher job satisfaction and usually make more money. Learn about emotional intelligence, your leadership styles and how it influences your personal and professional future.
Presenter: Sonya Patino

10:00AM –11:15AM Case Study
11:30AM – 1:00PM Break for Lunch
11:30AM – 12:30PM Corporate Tour: Hewlett-Packard (Sign-up at the Registration Table)
Making inventions real! Tour the HP facility where Ink Jet & HP calculators were first conceived and then ramped to production. The HP Corvallis site has a strong history of invention and manufacturing. Learn end-to-end how HP moves leading edge ideas from R&D to deliver compelling products & technologies via innovative & robust manufacturing. (You will need to declare your citizenship for this tour, and there may be citizenship restrictions.)
1:00PM – 2:15PM Writing and Citing Like a Pro
Interactive workshop on clear and coherent writing, not just for papers, but for presentations as well. This would also include how to properly cite prior literature, and leverage tools to help with that process.
Presenter: Hannah Rempel
2:30PM – 3:45PM Presentation and Communication Bootcamp
Interactive workshop on engaging and clear presentation. This could include how to condense complex data into simple figures, but also on techniques for projecting your voice, body posture, etc.
Presenter: Dr. Sal Hernandez
4:00PM – 5:00PM Speed Networking Event
Facilitator: Yuri W. Ramírez
Building: Centro Cultural César Chávez (CCCC)
7:00PM – 9:00PM Chapter Challenge – Game on! (Sign-up at the Registration Table)
Here is your opportunity to challenge another visiting chapter at bowling, soccer or gaming. Sign-up as a team on Thursday.
9:00PM – 12:00AM Case Study Work Time

SATURDAY – April 16th, 2016
Time Session Information
6:30AM – 7:30AM Guided Trail Run
Lead Runner: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez
8:00AM – 9:00AM Breakfast
9:30AM – 11:00AM Case Study Presentation
11:15AM – 12:30PM Break for Lunch
1:00PM – 4:00PM Career Fair
Building: Centro Cultural César Chávez (CCCC)
6:00PM – 9:00PM Gala Night
Building: Memorial Union’s (MU) Main Lobby

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