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Patriot Ordnance Factory Trip

April 29, 2010

POF is an American owned and operated business headquartered in Arizona. They specialize in design and manufacturing of AR style rifles and parts for law enforcement, military, and civilians. We are planning to take a tour of their facility on May 7th. Anybody interested, please email us at


2009 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

February 21, 2010

Published in The New York Times, Science section (multimedia)

Here are some pretty amazing science and engineering illustrations at the NY Times website. This is large scale templates from simulations of networking endothelial cells cultured on a 3D matrix were overlaid with more than 75,000 interconnected zip ties to show the complexity of an organic datascape and process.

NAE Grand Challenge Scholars at ASU

February 20, 2010

Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering will host the Phoenix Summit on the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges in Phoenix, Arizona on April 8-9, 2010. This two-day event will focus on the grand challenges of engineering better medicines, managing the nitrogen cycle, making solar energy economical and advancing personalized learning.

Panels led by industry, engineering, science and policy experts will engage with the academic community, industry and the public as they address these critical topics. Additionally, the Phoenix Summit will feature a regional career fair (April 8, from 9am to 3pm) to facilitate networking among the next generation of leaders in engineering and principal businesses involved with the grand challenge issues and programs, as well as a student design competition.

The NAE Career fair registration is FREE and is now open for students to register.

Trips and Feb 19th Meeting

February 20, 2010

Engineer Your Future, a chance to meet professional engineers in the industry, is a career fair that is going to be held on April 9, 2010 in the GCC Life Sciences lobby. Calahan Campton and Paul Garrett volunteered to be our SHPE representatives to discuss the benefits of SHPE that afternoon.


Younger Brothers

Our fastest approaching trip will be on March 5, 2010. We will be visiting a Phoenix construction company, Younger Brothers, and learning about their engineering processes. If you haven’t signed up yet, please email us to  secure a spot.


NAU – Lowell Observatory

We are also planning to take a trip to NAU for a tour of the engineering school on March 12, 2010. We may also be going to the Lowell observatory. So far we have 8 interested members. If you would like to come, please email us at


Yesterdays meeting was another great one! We got a lot accomplished and I know that everybody is looking forward to the upcoming events. We had an emergency election to secure some of our vital officer positions.

Congratulations to our new Treasurer, and Vice Presidents:

Vice President (internal): Jim Hull

Vice President (external): Eric Kincaid

Treasurer: Paul Garrett

Jan. 29, 2010 Meeting Turnout

February 3, 2010

Last Friday we had an amazing turnout and got a lot of things accomplished. “Thanks” to everyone who came out to help set SHPE’s spring semester in motion! After the meeting some of us went out and played soccer and had a great time.

This week we’ll be voting on and fundraisers and  discussing any trip updates… and playing soccer afterward.

See you Friday!