December 31, 2016 Region 5 Leadership

The Impactful Lesson That I Had At Uni By Luisa Florez   After I graduated high school, I thought, would being a college student really be that different than what I had done for the past 12 years?   When I left for university, my father told me, “You don’t go to college to necessarily…

December 11, 2016 Region 5 Leadership

Region 5 takes on Seattle and gets ready for Lubbock! By Luisa Florez The first time I attended SHPE National Conference was in 2016. Far from home, I disembarked the plane in Baltimore and was greeted with the weather too cold for a Texan. I looked forward to the professional development, leadership training, and networking…

November 13, 2016 Region 5 Leadership

Overcoming Hurdles By Luisa Florez We all may be different, but in some ways we’re the same. Though our goals, aspirations, and dreams may be different, we all have them. Though our moments of struggles may be different, we all have hurdles to overcome. When I realized this, I felt less alone and more motivated…

October 24, 2016 Region 5 Leadership

Why I became a SHPE Region 5 blogger and why YOU should too! By Luisa Florez “That’s cool! But why?” Yes, that was the response my friends gave me when I told them I applied to be a blogger for SHPE Region V. In their eyes, as engineering students, we were “programmed” to refer solving equations over…

September 19, 2016 Region 5 Leadership

How well do you know yourself? By Luisa Florez Describe yourself in three words. Whether you’re applying for a scholarship, a development program or a job, coming across this sentence may seem impossible to answer. How are you supposed to condense all of your experiences and skills, personality and goals into just three words? This…