Shadow Program

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 best part is, this program is completely FREE!
Applications are now currently closed.

Shadow Program Application

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. This year, the Shadow program is taking place on Thursday March 30th to Saturday April 1st, 2017. Parents will drop off the students Thursday night at Rutgers University, Busch Campus in Piscataway NJ. Parents and students will be part of a brief meet and greet session before going to their respective workshops. The students will then participate in team work activities and an interesting project with the help of undergraduate students. The students will spend the night at Rutgers residence halls where they will always be in the company of SHE chaperones. On their stay the students will participate in workshops that will aid them in preparation and understanding of the University application process and financial aid. Also the students will attend professional workshops that will help them develop their leadership and communication skills. They will also have the opportunity to network with Rutgers University professors and current students and be part of the School of Engineering Department Tours, where they will have the chance to tour laboratories, and projects done by college students. It is our greatest pleasure to invite you to take part in this year’s program. Please fill out the application and consent forms following. Submit it at your earliest convenience, but no later than

March 7th, 2017 at 11:59 pm

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Luis Coronel at (973)-851-7810 email: Ltcoronel17@gmail.com, or our advisor, Dr. Ilene Rosen at (848) 445-4756 email: ilrosen@rci.rutgers.edu.

Junior and 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:


By Mail:
Society of Hispanic Engineers
Rutgers University - School of Engineering
Office of Student Development
98 Brett Road B110
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058

By Fax:
ATTN: Society of Hispanic Engineers
(732) 445-5878

By Email:
Subject: Shadow Program Application
rushpe@gmail.com

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