Make an impact

The community service and outreach team under the Society of Hispanic Engineers aims to make an impact within our community. Our organization is based on five pillars: Academic Development, Leadership, Professionalism, Community Outreach, and Chapter Development. Through these five pillars our team is creating a bridge to the next generation of students by organizing several outreach programs such as the Shadow Program and 'Noche de Ciencias' (Night of Science).

We believe that the best change we can offer our community as college students with experience in our fields is to be able to share our knowledge with everyone.





Through our work we hope to inspire students into becoming the leaders of tomorrow and eventually start giving back the same way we did with their communities. Like so, the cycle continues and we wish to slowly make the world a more educated and caring place.


Shadow Program

Every year, the Society of Hispanic Engineers chapter at Rutgers University hosts the biannual Shadow Program. This event is a two night stay at Rutgers University from thursday to saturday where students are exposed to different workshops and activities from different university departments. This year we made this event somewhat different. The Fall Shadow Program targets students in their senior year in high school.

The purpose of the fall program is to inform them of the different resources that they will be offered at Rutgers or any college they decide to attend. Many students find it difficult transition from high school to college, therefore the fall Shadow Program offers the students workshops on how to take advantage on the tools given by their university and also our organization.

This program also hopes to inspire students to become part of the Rutgers community and ultimately the SHE familia at the university since we hold this event prior to the application deadline for Rutgers. We provide the students with tours of the campus and different facilities so they can see if Rutgers might be a perfect fit for them.

We also encourage students to work in teams by creating several engineering and team building competitions that bring the small group of students together during this short time and connect with one another. Some might even become long time friends in the future with each other or with any of the volunteers of the program that offer mentorship and advice throughout the three days. The attendees are able to express themselves through these activities and go back home with more passion to pursue a higher education and become part of our community and that is our main goal as an organization.

We believe the outreach to our younger community is a major key to developing future generations in STEM fields and leadership among minority, therefore we encourage every junior or senior to attend the respective Shadow Program.












Noches de Ciencias

What is it?
Noches de Ciencias (Family Science Night) – is a national initiative to promote knowledge and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The goal of Noches de Ciencias is to inform K-12 students and their families about STEM education and college options through interactive workshops and activities.

Hands-on experiments
The 4 hour program walks students through multiple hands-on experiments that spark their imagination and gets them thinking about how our world works.

Parent Workshops
Parents are the single most important influence in their children's lives. In our parent workshops, we cover topics such as: the importance of education, how to pay for college, what it takes to get there, and how parents can best support their kids.

Our panels of experienced College Students and Seasoned Professionals, provide an insight to parents on what their children's future could look like with the right support and guidance. During the course of the program, both parents and students are provided with FREE food and refreshments. We believe the outreach to our younger community is a major key to developing future generations in STEM fields and leadership among minority, therefore we encourage every junior or senior to attend the respective Shadow Program.

We conclude the program by giving away some cool raffle prizes before sending everyone on their way home. And the BEST part about it is.....it's ALL FREE. There is no cost to the attendees. The event is hosted to provide resources for our under-served communities.











If you are a high school student or high school representative interesed in this event, feel free to contact us about a future event at your school.

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