The retreat has been postponed for Saturday, September 27, 2014. More details will be made available within the next few days. NEW LOCATION: 2336 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA Parking: Street Parking is free on weekends and there are parkng structures nearby. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE STREET PARKING ON SOME STREETS BECAUSE THERE IS […]
The National Institute for Leadership Advancement for 2014 was held at UC San Diego this year. The future looks very promising with the excellent leaders that attended this conference. The variety of workshops and inspirational stories have given attendees excellent tools and inspiration to lead their chapters in this 2014-2015 fiscal year. SHPE National has presented […]
Congratulations to UC Merced for being selected as the hosting chapter for Region 1 RLDC. With the assistance and collaboration of the Silicon Valley Professional Chapter, San Francisco Professional Chapter, and the Fresno Professional Chapter, we look forward to an excellent conference for 2015!
The Bomba Cup is an event where each year all chapters from Region 1 compete in a soccer tournament. Winning team gets bragging rights for the entire year as the best soccer players our region has to offer.
SHPE stages regional leadership development conferences on a yearly basis for the leadership of the SHPE student chapters to improve their organizational, managerial, and technical skills. They take place in all of the seven SHPE regions. This program helps college students develop and improve their pre-college outreach programs and improve the infrastructure of SHPE student chapters.Student leaders learn […]
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.
Researchers have developed a 3-D-printable synthetic soft muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight. The muscle has intrinsic expansion ability and, unlike previous artificial muscles, it does not require an external compressor or high voltage equipment, signaling a breakthrough in the creation of soft robots that can move independently. The new material also […]
An electrical engineer has teamed up with astronomers to improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry. They are developing new protective coatings using an atomic layer deposition system large enough to accommodate telescope mirrors.
Biochemical engineers have used sequences of DNA molecules to induce shape-changing in water-based gels, demonstrating a new tactic to produce "soft" robots and "smart" medical devices that do not rely on cumbersome wires, batteries or tethers.