MAES, Inc. MAES Overview Michael Acosta National President
AGENDA • History • Mission and Vision • MAES Values • Regions & Chapters • Structure and Leadership • Outreach Programs • National Conferences • Industry Advisory Council • National Collaborative Endeavors • MAES Contacts
History • The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists, Inc. (MAES), was founded in Los Angeles in 1974 by a group of professional engineers to advance and increase the number of Latinos, especially those of Mexican American descent, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by creating opportunities and fostering recognition through its professional, technical, and outreach activities. • Outreach programs have been the primary focus and value-add of the MAES organization since its inception, providing the MAES Pipeline.
MISSION & VISION MISSION To promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists. VISION To be the model professional organization that successfully raises the education level of America and develops committed leaders for tomorrow.
MAES Values • Innovation • Education • Familia • Professional Achievement • Leadership • Outreach • Dedication • Our Heritage • Role Models
MAES Leadership • National Board of Directors • 10 Professional Members • 2 Student Members (NSR & VNSR) • Regional Vice Presidents • 6 Professionals • 6 Students • Outreach Program Directors • Executive Director
MAES Outreach Programs • Pre-College and University Outreach • Science Extravaganzas are our flagship events for pre-college outreach • FIRST Robotics competition is becoming our flagship endeavor for technical hands on projects • Graduate Outreach • Provides support to current and prospective Latino graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in pursuit of their advanced degrees
MAES Conferences • International Symposium & Career Fair • Premier conference offering multiple opportunities to students and professionals • Technical Papers and Research Posters • FIRST Robotics • Science Extravaganza • Awards to Role Models • Scholarship Program (Annually $75,000) • Workshops, Tours, Networking Roundtables • Professional Training Series • Recruitment and employment opportunities • October/November timeframe • National Leadership Conference • Intensive program of leadership development designed for both students and professionals • Held in March/April timeframe
MAES IAC • The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) consists of MAES sponsors and supporters including corporate industry, federal government agencies, and other entities. • The IAC provides ongoing, long-term financial support to MAES through funding of and participation in specific programs that advance the MAES mission. • IAC members meet at a minimum of twice a year, at the International Symposium and Career Fair and the National Leadership Conference.
National Collaborative Endeavors • National collaborative partnerships with SHPE, SACNAS and HENAAC • Addressing the national technical talent crisis • With federal agencies, corporate industries, universities and colleges, and other non-profits • Also involved in international partnerships • With Mexico and Latin America • MAES has established university chapters in Mexico
MAES Contacts Michael Acosta MAES National President firstname.lastname@example.org Will Davis MAES National Vice President of Operations email@example.com Connie Medina MAES National Vice President of Development firstname.lastname@example.org Keith Marrocco MAES Executive Director email@example.com MAES Website www.maes-natl.org