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Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists-(SOLES)

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
5 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 30, at 11:59 PM PST
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Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists-(SOLES)

Hola a todos!!! We are SOLES, the Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists, and the SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) chapter at San Jose State University. Our mission is to empower our Latino communities through the advancement of Latino success in STEM. We focus on providing professional, social, and personal development as well as community outreach to our members. SOLES invites guest speakers and industry leaders all year long to share their advice, knowledge, and resources they have with our members. As well as host professional development workshops throughout the year! These opportunities inspire and lead our members to achieve success within their respective fields. Industry speakers often share their stories and personal experiences to assist in our members' personal development and growth as Latino students in STEM. 

Besides guest speakers, SOLES hosts professional workshops such as resume or interview workshops with industry professionals to further our members’ readiness to succeed in the work field. Additionally, to support our members professionally we provide the opportunity for our students to attend conferences and conventions, expanding their professional network, and providing the opportunities for these students to land internships and full-time opportunities. SOLES also hosts social events and activities where members can interact with each other and grow not only their peer network but their sense of belonging to the college en nuestra familia.

 As part of our community outreach efforts, we also volunteer at local middle schools to motivate k-8 students to pursue higher education in STEM through our Co-Chapter SE(Science Extravangaza) which provides workshops testing science and engineering theories using engaging and creative STEM projects these students make with our guidance. SE also hosts THE largest student volunteer ran event at SJSU in STEM every year hosting at least 400 middle school students who get the opportunity to innovate and create with their own hands physical projects that test STEM concepts, inspiring the next generation of engineers.

Why are we raising the money?

SOLES is seeking funding for the SHPE National Convention, the largest gathering of Hispanic STEM students and professionals. This 5-day event is a great opportunity for students to network with successful Latino engineers in fortune 500 companies, work on their professional development through workshops and competitions, and acquire the skills necessary to obtain internships and jobs. Students that attend the convention are able to attend the career fair with the opportunity of obtaining an internship and full-time offers for graduating seniors. This experience is transformative for many who attend, as not only do these students return inspired and eager to succeed at SJSU but are able to share their experiences with the other members of SOLES and the greater SJSU community, motivating not only them but also other students in our organizations and campus. Students that attend the convention are also able to make connections with industry leaders. The estimated goal of members to attend the convention is 20 SJSU students, and the goal of funds required to sponsor this quantity is around $10,000.

How can you help?

You can help by donating to our campaign which will directly help sponsor SOLES members to attend the convention.

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Spartan Azul

This giving level will help us tremendously with the Convention Ticket on our SHPE Conference trip.


Spartan Bronzeado

The Spartan Bronzeado giving level will not only help us with the Convention Ticket but it will also help us with ground transportation to and from the Convention.


Spartan Plateado

The Spartan Plateado giving level helps us out immensely by providing us with funds to not only pay for the Convention Ticket and for ground transportation but these funds will also go towards lodging.


Spartan Dorado

Spartan Dorado is a giving level that helps us out tremendously by not only providing us with funds for the Convention ticket, the ground transportation, the Lodging but also for food for the entire group.


Rayo de Sol

Rayo de Sol is a giving level that allows us to fully sponsor student transportation, this would include both ground transportation and airplane transportation. The convention ticket, lodging, and food would all still be included.

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