Ya Mero!

Hello UIC

This past weekend was relaxing compared to others. On Saturday, I had the opportunity to volunteer with The CHANCE Program for our UIC Cares Event. We had the opportunity to meet students during the ice breaker event and then participated in a panel discussion with other UIC Students. We answered questions about College life, academics, and struggles.

On Sunday, I went to the park with my family. It was really cloudy all day  so we were glad that we had the opportunity to stay in one of picnic groves. We were very lucky to have the grove because about halfway through our day it started to pour. Everything looked beautiful, although it was raining really hard, the breeze ,  smell of rain, and nature was so calming.

After the rain, a large amount of deer came out of the forest. At one point there were about fifteen deer that came out. All of the children were really excited some of them even wanted to run towards them.

On Tuesday was the Engineering Expo, the Expo is like a science fair but scaled to a college level. Engineering students work on a project for sometimes up to two semesters. The project is either an improvement to a current tool or process, or a completely new and innovative tool or process.  a large amount of my friends participated in the Expo I was very happy to see that a large amount of them also received prizes for their ideas.

Later on in the week, SHPE-UIC hosted the Engineering Challenge. Our SHPE Jr. Students competed in a Case Study competition that dealt with issues that they see every day. It was really refreshing to see their thought process, their improvement in presentation skills and their innovation. The ideas they came up with were innovative and practical.

Thanks for reading this week!

-Leticia

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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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One Response to Ya Mero!

  1. Anne Harper says:

    would have been nice if you had mentioned some of the innovations that won prizes.