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An overview of all you need to know about AHETEMS and what it does for SHPE

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    • AHETEMS Inc., A Foundation for Educational Success NILA 2010
    • Overview
      • About Us
      • Publications
      • SHPE Jr.
      • Membership
      • Programs
      • Scholarships
      • Awards
      • Questions
    • AHETEMS Mission
      • The Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (AHETEMS) Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) working exclusively to develop educational enrichment and academic outreach initiatives, for Latinos/as, that extend throughout the pre-college to PhD pathway.
      • Established in August 2003 as an independent 501(c)(3), the Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (AHETEMS) Foundation . (pronounced a-teams) , in partnership with SHPE and other organizations, has been working exclusively to develop educational enrichment and academic outreach initiatives, for Latinos/as, that extend throughout the pre-college to PhD pathway.
    • Organization Structure
    • Who’s Who?
      • Board of Directors:
        • Diana Gomez, P.E., Chair
        • Annette Jimenez
        • Amir Shahkarami
        • Miguel Alemany
        • Manuel Hernandez
        • Adalio Sanchez
      • Staff members:
        • Deborah Martinez, Director of Programs
        • Ericka Varillas, Higher Education Coordinator
        • Elizabeth Rubalcava, K-12 & Curriculum Coordinator
        • Rosemary Estrada, NNSA Coordinator
    • Office Locations
      • Texas Location
        • University of Texas at Arlington
        • School of Engineering
          • Nedderman Hall, Room 619
          • 416 Yates Street, Arlington, TX
      • New Location
        • This location is central to lobbyists, the Hill and the growing Hispanic population in the Washington, DC area.
        • Our address is:
          • 1444 Duke Street Alexandria VA
    • Publications
      • Edu-Comic Book Series
        • Bilingual content in comic strip format to encourage middle school students to become excited about engineering
      • Ay Mijo/a Book Series
        • Each book contains 12 stories of resilience
        • ¡ Ay Mija! Why Do You Want To Be An Engineer? (3/26/06)
        • ¡ Ay Mijo! Why Do You Want To Be An Engineer? (2/20/07)
    • SHPE Jr. Chapters
      • CHAPTER:
        • Blends elements of traditional “chapter” definition with critical engagement of “program” definition
          • SHPE Jr is neither a high school club or “only a chapter”
        • Transitions students into SHPE membership in college
        • Hosted at an accredited high school in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
        • Requires SHPE sponsors from a local college/university chapter or professional chapter to provide ongoing mentorship
        • No chapter registration fee
      • STUDENTS:
        • Students enroll anew every year
        • Minimum 2.5 GPA required (3.0 GPA for chapter officers)
        • Provides academic enrichment and STEM engagement via leadership, summer camps, and competitive activities
        • No membership fee; Seniors receive a membership fee waiver to encourage them to join university chapter
    • Percent U.S. Population By Hispanics Aged 18 and Under, by Quartile, by State, 2007, by Location of SHPE, Jr. Chapters, as of 3/09
    • Membership Types
      • Chapter Membership
        • Membership through a local SHPE Jr. Chapter
        • Must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
        • Must be enrolled in an accredited high school in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
        • Should have some interest in math, science, technology or engineering
        • Access to all membership benefits
        • Membership fee: Varies by chapter
      SHPE Jr. Members at McAdory HS
    • Membership Types
      • At-Large Membership
        • Open to Hispanic students across the U.S. and Puerto Rico where there is no SHPE Jr. Chapter
        • Must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
        • Must be enrolled in an accredited high school in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
        • Should have some interest in math, science, technology or engineering
        • Access to most membership benefits
        • Membership fee: $5 annually
    • Membership Benefits
      • Special consideration on AHETEMS scholarship application and awards
      • Eligible for support to attend the annual AHETEMS Pre-College Symposia
      • Access to scholarship and summer program opportunities
      • Network with students across the U.S.
      • Competitions – Regional Science Bowl
      • Access to SAT/ACT discounts from
      • The Princeton Review
      • SHPE Magazine
      • SHPE Jr. Newsletter by AHETEMS
      • SHPE Jr. Graduation Stoles
      • Graduating seniors receive a membership fee
      • waiver to join SHPE college/university chapter
    • K-12 Outreach Grants
      • ACE Mini-Grants
        • Competitive mini-grants available for SHPE Jr., student and professional chapters to develop innovative enrichment or awareness programs to encourage Hispanic pre-college students to:
          • Complete high school;
          • Attend a 4-year college/university;
          • Pursue a degree in STEM; and
          • Pursue a STEM career.
        • Deadline: April 15
    • K-12 Outreach Grants
      • Noches De Ciencias
        • Bilingual programming to engage Hispanic families in science and math
        • Funding available to SHPE chapters to host community events throughout the U.S. during a designated week within Hispanic Heritage Month
        • October 3-9, 2010
        • Proposal Deadline: August 23, 2010
        • Contact Elizabeth Rubalcava
          • 817-272-1116
          • [email_address]
    • AHETEMS Summer Camp
      • Host ~30 qualified Latino/a high school rising sophomores from the local area
      • Residential four-day/three-night program at a university
      • Camp designed with Hispanic cultural context
      • Content
        • Themed Days – Science, Engineering, Math
        • College-readiness workshops + STEM-career workshops + hands-on activities tied to daily theme
        • Special activities: Essay-writing, campus tour, sponsor tour
        • Final day hosted parents for English and Spanish college/financial aid workshops
    • Regional Science Bowls
      • The U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl encourages middle school and high school students to excel in math and science
      • The Science Bowl is a fast-paced, Jeopardy-style competition with questions on math and science
      • AHETEMS has grown from one SHPE Regional Science Bowl in 2006 to 9 in 2010
        • MS: El Paso, Fresno, Los Angeles
        • HS: Arlington (TX), Chicago, Las Cruces, Mayaquez (PR), Miami, New York City
    • Pre-College Symposia
      • Largest national conference for Hispanic pre-college students interested in STEM
      • Host 800 local and out-of-state high school students
      • Host 200 local middle school students
      • Includes: college fair, Academic Excellence Recognition Banquet, workshops on college financial aid, choice, and navigation and careers in STEM, special campus/corporate tours, college career fair
    • Competitions
      • Academic Olympiad
        • SHPE college students teams compete in a “ Jeopardy ” -style competition at SHPE Conference
        • Part 1 = 50 question written technical exam; Part 2 = Game Show
        • Mandatory participation at the SHPE Conference for student chapter with 10+ attendees
        • Scholarships to individuals on top three teams
      • Design Competition
        • College student teams design, develop, test and present an innovative technology based on an engineering topic
        • Top ten teams present design at SHPE Conference; prizes to top three designs
        • 2010 Theme = Robotics
    • Internships & Scholar-Internships
      • Internships
        • 10-15 week summer internships at a federal agency such as DOE, NNSA, or NASA
        • Citizenship: Varies
        • GPA: 3.0 Minimum
        • Classification: Full-time graduate and undergraduate
        • Major: STEM degree at an accredited institution
      • Scholar-Internships
        • Provides academic scholarship in addition to internship
        • Citizenship: Varies
        • GPA: 3.0 Minimum
        • Classification: Full-time graduate and undergraduate
        • Major: STEM degree at an accredited institution
    • NNSA Consortium Internship
      • Eligibility
        • U.S. Citizenship
        • 3.0 GPA Undergrad 3.25 GPA Graduate
        • SHPE, SACNAS or MAES member
        • Full time student attending an accredited College/University pursuing a STEM Field
      • Summer Internship
        • June to Aug. (10 wks)
        • Deadline: February 6
      • Fall Co-op
        • Sept. to Dec. (15 wks)
        • Deadline: June 15
      • Spring Co-op
        • Jan. to May (15 wks)
        • Deadline: November 17
      www.nnsainternship.org
    • AHETEMS Scholarships
      • Type : Merit-based and need-based general and named scholarships
      • Amount : $1,000 - $5,000
      • Who Can Apply : High school graduating seniors, undergraduates, graduate students, & professionals
      • Citizenship : Varies
      • GPA : Minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at time of application and throughout duration of scholarship
      • Major : Science, technology, engineering or mathematics
      • Deadline : April 1
      • 900 applicants in 2010 = 1% of SHPE membership
      • Need to increase applications
    • Special Awards
      • Space Camp Scholarship
        • Scholarship to Hispanic middle school students to attend the summer Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama
      • Academic Excellence and Leadership Award
        • $2,500 scholarship award to rising Hispanic high school senior
        • Have demonstrated leadership within/outside of school
        • Have demonstrated active service within the Hispanic community
        • Must be able to attend the AHETEMS Pre-College Symposia
        • Nominee must attend an accredited high school in US or Puerto Rico
        • GPA: 3.0 Minimum
    • Special Awards
      • Educators of the Year Awards
        • Provides a $5,000 teaching grant each to a K-12 math or science teacher in a pre-dominant Hispanic community, and a higher education faculty or administration working with Hispanic college students at a 2-yr or 4-yr accredited institution
        • Deadline: August 27
        • Nominate teachers and professors
    • Teacher Program
      • Program designed to provide culturally-relevant, hands-on activities to enhance STEM curriculum for teachers in pre-dominant Hispanic schools
      • Two-day program held in conjunction with SHPE Conference
      • Host approx. 50 middle school and 50 high school teachers from across the U.S.
      • Includes access to college fair, career fair, and network of engineering professionals
    • Deadlines - Permanent
      • February 1 Internships & Scholar-Internships
      • February 15 Space Camp Scholarship
      • April 1 AHETEMS Scholarships
      • April 15 ACE Mini-Grants Proposals
    • Recommended Web Sites
      • Scholarships/Programs for Hispanics
      • hispanicfund.org latinocollegedollars.org
      • hispanicheritage.org thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew
      • hispa.org scholarshipsforhispanics.org
      • www.hsf.org www.maldef.org
      • www.finaid.org/otheraid.spanish.phtm
      • www.getreadyforcollege.org/pdfGR/ScholarshipsUndocumented.pdf
    • Recommended Web Sites
      • General Scholarship Web sites and Search Engines
      • fafsa.ed.gov fastweb.com
      • scholarships101.com finaid.org
      • salliemae.collegeanswer.com princeton.com
      • collegeboard.com
    • Questions?
    • AHETEMS Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science
      • The University of Texas at Arlington
      • 416 Yates Street Box 19019
      • College of Engineering, Room 619
      • Arlington, TX 76019-0019
      • 817-272-1116
      • 1444 Duke Street
      • Alexandria, VA 22314
      • 703-373-7930
      • www.ahetems.org