SHPE VCC History: 1989 marked the beginnings of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Ventura County Chapter (SHPE VCC). Officially, the chapter was approved by the SHPE National Board of Directors on June 29, 1990. It was fifteen years earlier that in 1974, a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles founded the SHPE organization. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. The concept of networking was the key basis for the organization, a concept that is still very much a part of our organization today.
The SHPE VCC has been very supportive of STEM students! To learn more about the history, committee members, membership information, and meetings, please visit the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: VCSHPE website
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, bi-monthly Wednesday meetings are now taking place via Teleconference. For Minutes & upcoming meeting Agendas, please visit the VCSHPE website.
The professional Chapter in Ventura also supports MESA through workshops such as Mock Interviews. (*Photo taken at the VC MESA Center, SCI# 224))
Abraham Arce, Plant Manager, and Sonia Santos, Quality Assurance has supported MESA by providing workshops and building an internship program for our students.
Has supported MESA by providing the opportunity to coordinate site visits to their Santa Barbara County location program for our students.
AGQ Labs has supported MESA by providing tours of his site and also offers internships to help MESA students get hands-on experience.
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California Lutheran University:
- STEM Academy Summer Bridge program
CAMD - California Association of MESA Directors
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