I would like to remind everyone to continue voting for
Los Ingenieros in the Pepsi Refresh Project for $25,000.
Vote once via your Facebook Login (or create an account with an e-mail address)http://www.refresheverything.com/santmesaday
and another via Texting 104369 to 73774
Although we may be in the 100's at the moment, I will ensure you we could
you that together we may move up the rankings as we have
been the past week. Please note that votes are reset each month.
Therefore this month we had to start all over.
Do not lose faith. Please help us move up the rankings quickly by
voting and encouraging coworkers, peers, neighbors EVERYONE
to vote. In addition utilize FB friends to vote by putting the link
to vote atleast once a day!! Mass Texting the text number helps
immensely as well!!!
The Dates for our General Body Meetings is as follows:
Feb 17 3D Printers!! Maybe will print a car out and raffle it at this meeting ;)
Science & Technology MESA Day 2011 MARCH 5, 2011
TimeWednesday, January 5 · 7:00pm - 8:00pmLocationESB 1001
Are your study habits not up to par?
Does it seem like you just don't have the time for everything?
Have you tried to achieve the perfect grade point average but fell short where it counts most?
If you've experienced any of the above, then Los Ingenieros encourages everyone to attend this year's 4.0 Workshop presented by Ricardo Alamillo
Ricardo Alamillo graduated from UCSB this past year with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. For the past four years, Ricardo has utilized the methods he learned when he attended a 4.0 Workshop to find that IT DOES WORK !!! He had this to say:
"Helped me improve my study and time management skills even in grad school!"
"It's a fantastic program! I saw results within the first few weeks!"
"This program gave me the confidence and motivation to succeed."
"Other than grad school and UCSB, this was one of the best decisions of my life. Thank you 4.0 Workshop!"
See y'all Wednesday and invite your friends,
Each Year MESA UCSB/Los Ingenieros (SHPE UCSB & MAES UCSB) with support from the NSBE UCSB s raise $25,000 to bring our local kids to campus and motivate them to go to college.You can help us by voting 2 times a day, everyday until Dec 31. We are currently ranked #203 :( but you can help us...I promise it's EASY... 2 ways to vote
******Vote from your mobile phone*****
Text 104369 to Pepsi (73774)
*****Vote from your Computer:*****
[ 1 ] Go to the following link http://www.refresheverything.com/santmesaday
[ 2 ] Then create an account by clicking Join Refresh Everything (located at the lower left hand corner of your screen) from there create an account (approx 3 mins) or 1 minute if you select the option to use your facebook account.
[ 3 ] Now that you are signed in with an account vote for Los Ingenieros MESA Day (http://www.refresheverything.com/santmesaday) to be one of the projects to be awarded $25,000.
[ 4 ] You may vote once a day, once via text and once via computer. Should only take less than 5 minutes of your day each day for the month of December.
Every Tuesday we will be providing FREE tutoring in ENGR 3 and CS courses
courtesy of a Graduate student he was also a TA for ENGR 3 in the past. Beginning at 7:05 till 10ish at the following
location (Engineering Undergraduate Conference room in Front of HFH by the bike loop) in the green box
There is a study room available to you courtesy of the National Society of Black Engineers from 7-10pm Girvetz 2128 M-R
you may find further assistance and a place to study/program with computers at the following location
This summer I took the robotics control class here at UCSB, ME 170C/ECE 181C. In this class, we formed groups of 2 and each group had to design and test their own robot to do different tasks. My partner was Thien Nguyen. The robots were built entirely out of Lego pieces for the chassis, and an Arduino micro-controller was used to control the motors. Me and Thien divided the work, he built the chassis, I programmed and debugged the algorithm and we both did the sensor placement and wiring. The first few labs of the class were to get us introduced to all the components and sensors available. Some of the sensors we used were touch switches, break-beam sensors, reflectance sensors, IR range sensors and photo resistors. All these sensors provided us with valuable information that the micro-controller processed in order to decide where to move next. The goal of the final competition was to collect as many foam pieces of “cheese” as our robot could carry or place on the wall. We could have used any sensors or strategy to do this. Our strategy was to use the the range sensor to follow the wall and have the robot move around the field, collecting both ground and hanging cheese. Then turn, and drop a basket full of cheese on the wall. This strategy did not work very well since we ran into several problems that we couldn’t fix in time like wheels getting stuck, latches not releasing, chains breaking, sensors not reading properly and the robot getting stuck in corners. Robotics is an interdisciplinary field that combines Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineering. Over all it was a fun class and I learned a lot about robots, gear ratios, and the design and experimentation process. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in robotics or likes to solve complex problems.
3rd Year Computer Engineering Student
As many of you already know Los Ingenieros is a UCSB student organization but what you may not be aware of is that LI is a student chapter of the national organization Society of Hispanic of Professional Engineers. As a student member you are entitled to several opportunities that include but not limited to conferences, professional exposure, leadership development and several scholarships. Many are not aware that SHPE offers its member scholarships through AHETEMS (Advancing Hispanic in Technology Engineering and Mathematics) which are due EVERY APRIL 1. In addition, membership is only $5 dollars in comparison to other organizations that range from $25 to $85 dollars for one year. As a SHPE member in LI you get food the entire year at meetings, intramural registration fee waived, free shirts, free food, socials at no charge, industry tour fee waived, scholarship eligibility, professional mentorship opportunities and much more!!!
Sign up now:
SHPE Membership Application
We are in Region 2!!!
Who's House?? 2 House
This week is welcome week at UCSB, I would like congratulate all new incoming students to UCSB. These will be the best years of your life. Los Ingenieros will be tabling all this week at various locations on campus (see below) as well as having a soccer game versus SBCC. If you are majoring or interested in majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics field. I highly encourage you to attend one of our tabling events for more information about the resources we provide and support as well.
Subsequently, speak with students whom have be attending UCSB as the majors specified above.
Below are the dates, times and locations of these tabling events.
Discover Los Ingenieros
Tomorrow at 12:00pm
the lawn between the Physical Sciences South and Chemistry
Bienvenida [ a Los Ingenieros]
Tomorrow at 2:00pm
San Miguel Lawn
LI Tabling Hours @ El Centro
Thursday at 4:00pm
El Centro [ Located Between behind the library and Broida]
UCSB Los Ingenieros vs SBCC Ingenium #2 Friday, September 24, 2010 at 5:00pmRec Center Fields
The new school year is fast approaching. Now is the time to organize your goals and plans for the year. Los Ingenieros as an organization is no different. The organization has many goals of its own and goals for its member like raising the membership’s GPA or creating more events that interest you the member. This upcoming weekend the executive board will be meeting for two days from 8am - 5pm planning for the school year and setting goals. A year of excellence!!
Subsquently, we ask YOU for input in what you would like to see in LI and what you would LIke LI to provide to you. You may do so by filling out the survey at the below link.
It is brief and will help us with our planning. Did i mention its anonymous? It is!!!
Please take 5-10 mins to fill out the survey at your earliest convenience
Los Ingenieros (UCSB SHPE/MAES)
Link to MY GAME for the program:
On August 15, 2010, Santa Paula California held a ceremony honoring migrant farm workers as well as celebrating their contributions to society. The centerpiece of this ceremony was the reveal of a monument in honor of migrant farm workers, the first of its kind in the nation. The ceremony entailed several features performances, a blessing and several guest speakers.
Amongst the several speakers from the community, the keynote speech (can be viewed in its entirety below) was provided by a former migrant worker, Astronaut Jose Hernandez. In addition, to being a farmer worker he was a member of Los Ingenieros when attending the University of California Santa Barbara for his Master’s degree. Previously, he had earned his bachelor’s degree at Pacific University after putting his crop picking days behind him. He did not stop there his young child hood dreams, fueled by his parent’s adivice that with an education he can do anything, led him to accomplish his dream of traveling to space. After 11 attempts, in the year 2004 Jose was selected to be part of the 19th class of astronauts. He is living proof of the saying “if at first you don’t succeed try and try again.” SI SE PUEDE!!!
For more information please view the links below
LA Times: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/15/local/la-me-farmworker-20100816
Ventura County Star: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/aug/15/s-paula-site-honors-farmworkers/?partner=RSS
Astronaut Jose Hernandez (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Hern%C3%A1ndez_%28astronaut%29
Los Ingenieros (L.I.)
The official SHPE/MAES Student Chapter at the University of California Santa Barbara