Hello UIC!

This week has just started, yet it is turning up busy. We (SHPE-UIC) just finished the LeaderSHPE Summit. It’s a day committed to strengthening the leadership in the organization. It was full of insight, networking, and laughs. We were very fortunate to have a lot of university personnel lead the workshops of the summit. Most of the sponsors and campus partners for the organization were there to support the organization.

We started off with a brief introduction from me on our electronic tools to complete our tasks. After my brief workshop Kendal Parker, the Director of the CHANCE program, presented on how to network and the power of networking. Luis Duarte, Acting Associated Director of LARES, led us in a workshop to stress the importance of Academics and gave us tips to study. Florencio Diaz, Director of Advising and Outreach for the Mathematics department and SHPE-UIC Chapter Advisor, led our discussion of on campus resources. Guillermo Alvarez and Socorro Quiroz, Alcatel Lucent Engineers and UIC Alumni, led an interactive workshop on becoming a leader. Lizbeth Barajas, Recruitment and Admissions Counselor and SHPE-UIC Chapter Advisor, led a workshop on proposal writing basics and the importance of them. Jaime Velazquez, Interim Director of the Office of Career Services, led a fun workshop on how to be prepared with the right career tools for success. Gerald Smith, Director of MERRP, closed our summit with a few tips on how to maintain a professional demeanor.

As you can see it was a full day with a lot of very important campus administrators. I am sure that the board members enjoyed it and had a lot of fun.

 Discussion during lunchtime

Thanks for Reading!


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About Leticia Diaz, Chemistry

Hello UIC-Familia! I am a 5th Year Senior Majoring in Chemistry. I am graduating in May 2012, and plan to come back to UIC to receive a Master’s Degree in Energy Engineering. I grew up in “La Villita” in South Lawndale. I have two AMAZING parents, three exemplary siblings, and three precious nephews. I am a CHANCE Ambassador; I mentor and assist students that are in majors similar to mine and ultimately help them go through some of the same struggles that I have gone through. I am a proud board member of SHPE-UIC, a national organization that promotes the advancement of Latinos through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Awareness. Our UIC chapter is recognized as being the Most Valuable Large Chapter in the Nation.

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