Weekly Newsletter

December 4th, 2016
Table of Contents
  • Holiday Toy Drive Fiesta
  • Final Study Tables! 
  • RLDC Detroit 2017
  • RLDC 2018 Committees
  • Academic Coaching in Engineering
  • Test Bank
  • Latino Events
  • Meme of the Week
  • Quote of the Week
Holiday Toy Drive Fiesta 

A big thanks to everyone who participated and made SHPE's Holiday Toy Drive Fiesta a success. Thanks to your generosity SHPE collected 43 gifts and $256 which will go towards el Día de Los Reyes Magos Celebration to benefit the families with limited resources of the Columbus community!

*If you weren't able to attend, but would still like to contribute please click here to donate.
Finals Study Tables!
We can all succeed together! There will be raffles based on the points accumulated throughout the semester around 1pm on both days. Come study for finals with your fellow MEP members.
Date: December 8th-9th
Location: Bolz Hall 422 (9am-5pm), Bolz Hall 428 (9am-7:30pm)
RLDC Detroit 2017 
In the Regional Leadership Development Conference (RLDC) you learn about how to become a better leader. You also get to meet other SHPE chapters, particiate in a case study, and career fair. Please note that registration is around $85. SHPE at OSU will try to cover most of the expenses, but this will be decided later in the semester.  If you would like to be considered as a potential attendee click here. If you have any questions please contact Estefania Fernandez.240 and Kevin Chenault.29

Dates: March 23rd-26th
Location: Detroit, MI
Registration: ~$85
RLDC 2018 Committees
We want RLDC in Ohio State spring 2018! We need your help to plan this event. Below are the general overviews for each committee.

Finance & Sponsorship
The Finance & Sponsorship committee is in charge contacting companies for sponsorship, creating a budget, and monitoring tentative expenses.

Logistics will be responsible for coordinating registrations, t-shirt designs, name tags, food and beverage, and transportation if needed.

Join the team that will be in charge of identifying and contacting speakers, topics for workshops, as well as case study organizations.

Join the committee that will promote, market, and advertise the event through SHPE webpage and social media.

*If you would like to be part of the finance & sponsorship, logistics, programming, or communications committee or have any questions please contact Estefania Fernandez.240.

Volunteering Opportunities

Wireless Energy
Columbus Metropolitan Library is looking for volunteers at different branches. For this session, volunteers will be working with around 15 kids, ages 11-17.

When: December 8th
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Where: 5590 Karl Rd
Contact: jwiezbiski@columbuslibrary.org

LED Displays
Columbus Metropolitan Library is looking for volunteers at different branches.

When: December 16th
Time: 4pm-5pm
Where: 1113 Parsons Ave
Contact: Michael Alcock

Math and Science Club
Session about heart rate monitoring with 8th through 12th grade.

When: December 12th
Time: 6pm-7pm
Where: 905 Mt. Vernon Ave
Contact: Beth Guzman-Bowman

Rosemore Middle School
Project TBD

When: December 20th
Time: 2:30pm-4pm
Where: 4800 Langley Ave
Contact: Adriana Cole

*If you are able to volunteer for any of the events stated above, please let Dr. Anderson.67 know. She can arrange transportation if needed.

IEEE will be hosting its first-ever camp for middle schoolers. The kids will learn to program hummingbird micro controllers using Sractch, and they will build robot animals. They need people who can volunteer the entire weekend. They will have a training session in advance to teach everybody the project(s). The only thing volunteers need to know beforehand is programming.

When: January 27th-29th
Contact: Greenbaum.20, Brodsky.18, Anderson.67

*Food will be provided for volunteers!

*If you sign up please email Paloma Cooper.2337 with your shift information

Academic Coaching in Engineering
Academic Coaching in Engineering (ACE) tutoring offers engineering students a study space with SHPE, NSBE, and other tutors. The supplemental instruction allows students to recap key topics they learned in their classes as well as have available help to answer any homework questions or to prepare for midterms and quizzes. There are also available rooms if you want a quiet study space. Remember, scholarships for attendance will be available at the end of the semester so don't miss out! Please contact Paloma Cooper.2337 if you have any questions.

Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Bolz 316 &318


Test Bank
OSU SHPE is still in need of exams/quizzes for our Test Bank. Our goal is to help everyone prepare for midterms and final exams in certain courses. As of right now, the courses that we have exams/quizzes for are shown up above. If you would like information to a certain course or want to help add more exams to our bank please feel free to contact Natalie Dalea.2.

*Remember this is a tool for ACTIVE SHPE MEMBERS ONLY and in order to have access to the test bank a "donation" must be given.

Latino Events
Student volunteers needed to visit high schools known as LASER Hubs once a week to help students prepare for college, find scholarships, work on essays, fill out common application, and compare universities. For any questions and more information contact Elena Costello.45.
*Click here for the Hub locations.

SJE and CCS Present: Going Home for the Holidays
This program is open to all, but will especially focus on the LGBTQ community. They will talk about going home for the holidays and different issues faced by the LGBTQ community during this time of year, as well as offer support for anyone who needs it.

When: December 5th @ 5-6pm
Where: Multicultural Center, Alonso Family Points

*For other Latinx events click here.
Point System
Two ways to exchange points: 

1. Semesterly: The points will accumulate throughout the semester and at the end will be converted into raffle tickets; each point will be worth 1 raffle ticket every for prizes. Points from previous semesters will not carry over into the next semester.

2. National Conference: The first 20 people that have 20 points or more by the end for the fall semester will receive partial funding of the yearly national conference. The exact amount will vary year to year, but the exact funding will be announced one week after conference. 
Meme of the Week:
Quote of the Week:
"If you are willing to do only what's easy, life will be hard, but if you are willing to do what's hard, life will be easy" -T. Harv Eker
SHPE @ The Ohio State University
Minority Engineering Program
122 Hitchcock Hall
2070 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH. 43120-1275

Advisor: Lisa Barclay
Email: barclay.4@osu.edu
Co-Advisor: Anabel Galan
Email: galan.8@osu.edu