A crucial part of SHE's agenda is our involvement with our community, and especially with high school students for whom we host a yearly Shadow Program. The program's objective is to motivate students in their junior and senior years to pursue higher education in engineering and other scientific curricula.
Students come to Rutgers, where they meet their chaperones who will accompany them for the duration of their stay at the university. Every student participating in the program is given housing accommodations on campus. They partake in a day of workshops that aid them in understanding the University application process and college life. Students also attend Engineering workshops and student-run panels aimed at showing what Rutgers has to offer, and are given the opportunity to participate in a tour of all the Engineering Departments and other campuses at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Between contests, and rewarding and engaging activities on campus, students are given the opportunity to meet and speak with other organizations that are involved in the Rutgers community.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1974 by a group of Hispanic engineers to promote the advancement of Hispanics in engineering and science. The Society has the objective to serve as role models and to promote educational programs for minority youth. Currently, SHPE is composed of student and professional chapters with membership approaching ten thousand. The Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHE) at Rutgers University was founded in 1984 by a group of young, aspiring Engineers and they adopted the motto “to recruit, retain, and graduate minority students in science and engineering.” In 1988, SHE became a recognized chapter of SHPE. Currently, we have a membership of seventy students representing every engineering majors and many science disciplines. A crucial part of SHE’s agenda is our involvement with our community, and especially with high school students for whom we host a yearly Shadow Program. The program’s objective is to motivate students in their junior and senior years to pursue higher education in the science, engineering, technology, and math field.
Senior High School students of all ethnicities are encouraged to apply. After the deadline, all applications will be reviewed and the committee will choose the best candidates for the program. Accepted students will be notified through email. In order to take part in the program, all submit the all necessary documents to the following:Please submit your other attachments: