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To become a member of SHPE National visit the SHPE website. Benefits include networking events and scholarships sponsored by SHPE National as well as free participation for SHPE NU events!
Our SHPE Chapter cannot run without an effective Executive Board. Think you have what it takes to make SHPE great? Want to work with the leaders of SHPE at Northwestern? Check out the position responsibilities and determine if you would like to run for a position. Elections occur annually around the month of March. Please note that two members can run together as Co-Presidents and that one year minimum experience on the Exec Board is needed to run for the position of President or Co-President.
This is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience in your FIRST YEAR, which can help you stand out as a student. In fact, most of our current executive board served on FRT their freshmen years. We highly recommend this program for anybody who wants to serve on any executive board in the future, whether it be in our organization or another. It is also a great way to learn about how to run events here at Northwestern! Please check back at a later time for applications.
SHPE Jr. is a junior chapter at the Evanston Township High School. The goal is akin to that of a collegiate SHPE chapter, but at the high school level. Every year, SHPE NU coaches teams of students that participate in the annual regional science bowl. SHPE members can volunteer at the team’s practices and help the SHPE Jr. students prepare for the competition! Practices are starting soon! Email our SHPE Jr. Liason to help out!
Are you a freshman looking for a mentor to guide you through your freshman year? Do you just want advice from someone who has gone through one year of NU’s engineering program? Apply to SHPE NU’s mentorSHPE program today! We will pair you up with one or two upperclassmen who will mentor you throughout the year. You and your mentor(s) will get to take part in multiple FREE events including food, fun, and more! Additionally, your mentor(s) will be a resource for you throughout the year beyond just academics. Please check back at a later time for applications.
Are you an upperclassmen involved with SHPE? Do you have wisdom that you wished you had when you were a freshman and would like to share? Get a chance to participate in many FREE events! More importantly, this is a great opportunity for you to give back to our community and to invest in our freshmen. Our chapter will greatly benefit from your service! Please check back at a later time for applications.
Raul de la Rosa ’18 | President
Raul de la Rosa, originally from Morelia, Mexico, grew up in a Dallas, Texas suburb. He studies Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences and hopes to pursue a career that falls in the intersection of analytics and business. Raul is passionate about increasing Hispanic representation in STEM careers and is working to make SHPE NU an empowering resource for current and future students.
Gerardo Barboza ’18 | Vice President of Student Affairs
Gerardo Barboza is a first generation college student born and raised in the southwest side of Chicago. Currently, he is a second-year student pursing a degree in Electrical Engineering while minoring in Spanish. Gerardo is interested in finding innovative ways to transport energy more efficiently throughout the world. His involvement with Northwestern’s SHPE Chapter goes back to the Freshman Round Table and more recently was the Executive Board’s Publicity Chair.
Kelly Logacho ’18 | Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Kelly Logacho was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He is a second year undergraduate studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Spanish. His interests lie at the the intersection of computer architecture and software development, and he is passionate about his role in the professional development of SHPE-NU. In addition to his involvement in SHPE, he is a member of the Northwestern University Sailing Team and the Services Committee of the Associated Student Government.
Juan Takase ’17 | Secretary
Juan Takase is a first generation College student from Illinois. Currently a Junior Mechanical Engineering major, Juan is interested in fluid and computational research with strong intentions of going to graduate school. Juan is a member of many organizations that strive in the increase of minorities in the STEM field and has helped organize many events during his three years at Northwestern to help develop the early interest of traditionally marginalized prospective students to consider their role in the sciences.
Jonathan Novoa ’18 | Treasurer
Jonathan Novoa is currently a Sophomore studying Electrical Engineering. Coming from Los Angeles, California he is a first generation college student with interest in the intersection of engineering disciplines and finance. He began his involvement in the Northwestern Chapter of SHPE by serving as the treasurer of the Freshman Round Table.
Zeke Linares ’19 | Membership Chair
Ezequiel “Zeke” Linares is currently a Freshman studying Industrial Engineering and Economics. Hailing from Riverside, IL he is a first generation college student with interest in entrepenuership. He began his involvement in the Northwestern Chapter of SHPE by serving as the President of the Freshman Round Table. Outside of the classroom you can find Zeke working on his startup in the Northwestern Garage, playing competitive volleyball or zealously watching food network.
Susan Molina ’19 | Publicity Chair
Susan Molina is currently a freshman biomedical engineer on the pre-med track, minoring in Global health. She was born and raised in Chicago, and comes from a family of 4 sisters. She became involved with SHPE by serving as the Freshman Round table Liaison. Susan is interested in combining engineering with global health issues.
Fabian Gomez ’19 | Community Service Chair
Check back soon for a short biography about Fabian!
Steven Callejas ’19 | Webmaster
Steven Callejas is our member from the D.M.V. (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area. He received his IB Bilingual Diploma at J.E.B. Stuart High School located in his home city of Falls Church, Virginia. He is currently pursuing a Biomedical Engineering degree, which he discovered he wanted to pursue from his love of biology, math, and the arts in high school. Steven is a first generation college student in a family from El Salvador. Prior to becoming Webmaster for SHPE, Steven was a member of the Freshman Round Table.
Andrea Cardona ’19 | SHPE Jr. Chair
Andrea Cardona is a first generation college student from a northwest suburb of Chicago, IL. She is undecided on which engineering major she will pursue but her interests lie in design and chemistry. When she isn’t in class or studying, you can find her working as a lab aide in the Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC). There she assists lab technicians in the X-Ray Diffraction and Mass Spectrometry units. Before becoming the SHPE Jr. Liason, she was the Secretary for the Freshman Round Table.
Peter Rios | Graduate Advisor
Check back soon for a short biography about Peter!
Adobe After Effects
Apple iWork Suite (Pages, Keynote, Numbers)
Autodesk Revit Architecture
Certified in Light Rail Transit (LRT) On Track Safety
Experience on a Unix Platform
Final Cut Pro X
Fork Lift Operation
Language: Mandarin Chinese
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, OneNote)
Sony Vegas Pro
Typing: 60 Words/Minute
American Society of Civil Engineers
Associated Student Government (ASG)
Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)
Code for Chicago
Council of Latino Admission Volunteers for Education (C.L.A.V.E)
Engineering World Health
First-Year Activities Board
Freshman Urban Program
Institute for Business Education, Technology Group
Interested ladies of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), Washington, DC
Metro Achievement Center
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
New Student and Family Programs
Northwestern Organization of Design Engineers
Northwestern University Information Technology
Northwestern University Sailing Team
Northwestern University Water Polo Team
Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc.
One Step Before
Project SOAR at the YMCA
QuestBridge Scholar Network (QSN)
United States Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Youth Service International
Gait Weight Mate (Steven, DTC1, Winter 2016)
Modular Display Case (Edgar, DTC2, Spring 2013)
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Project (Guadalupe, DTC1, 2012)
The Infrared Automatic Wheelchair Lock (Raul, DTC1, Winter 2015)
The Winnetka Park District Project (Guadalupe, 2013)
TraySpace (Michelle, DTC2, Spring 2013)
U-Pull (Michelle, DTC1, Winter 2013)