Four Ingenieros Foundation partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, an award-winning local public agency whose mission is to provide a safe, decent and quality affordable housing who in addition provides supportive services to eligible persons with limited income. With this unique partnership and extending our push for more STEM outreach and local awareness.
The 2017 Four Ingenieros Foundation Engineering Competition hostted 80 STEM community college underrepresented students from Santa Barbara City College and Allan Hancock College who learned, built, and programmed a robot that traversed three obstacle courses. The event took place at the SBCC’s Campus Center Cafeteria and consistted of a full day of coding lessons, networking, team collaboration, a keynote speaker, and an award ceremony.
Four Ingenieros Foundation(FIF) announces their second anual book grant recipients for the Spring 2017 semester. These dedicated STEM students were awarded on Friday, February 24th of E-Week at Rusty's Pizza Parlor where we were joined by family, friends and supporters. Congratulations to the future ingenieros and scientists. #uningenieroesparasiempre
- Celina Lazaro - Computer Engineer
- Fernando Estevez- Computer Engineer
- Isabel Agundis - Mechanical Engineer
- Michel Hernandez- Computer Engineer
Four Ingenieros Foundation has opened up the Spring 2017 semester book grant! We invite those students from Santa Barbara City College majoring in STEM to review the scholarship requirements and encourage you to apply. Our book grant scholarship is open to all students with no regards to class standing, GPA requirement and is open to undocumented students as well. A simple application is available on our website under “Book Grant” or follow the link: https://fouringenierosfoundation.org/bookgrant/application/. The application will run from December 28, 2016 until January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM . Don't miss this great opportunity!
On December 5th, 2016 Four Ingenieros Foundation accomplished another milestone on the path to provide more resources for underrepresented students pursuing a career in STEM. The Fund for Santa Barbara awarded Four Ingenieros with a grant that will allocate funds for a mentor-driven engineering competition aimed to encourage underrepresented students in the STEM fields. Our Founders attended the 2016 Year-End Grant Awards Celebration at the UWD offices in the city of Santa Maria, where they proudly and humbly accepted this award.
The FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA’s grant-making and technical assistance programs support community groups working for social, economic, environmental and political change throughout Santa Barbara County.
Since 1980, the FUND has awarded over $5 million to more than 1,000 community projects and organizations including CAUSE Action Fund, Environmental Defense Center, SBCAN, Pacific Pride Foundation, Just Communities, Independent Living Resource Center, and Conflict Solutions Center.
In addition, the FUND provides free technical assistance in the areas of fundraising, community organizing, organizational development, advocacy, strategic planning and effective use of media to more than 300 projects each year.
On behalf of Four Ingenieros Foundation, Neftali Aguilera and Luis Miguel Garfias presented the project to supporters, allies and other recipients in the ceremony.
“Four Ingenieros Foundation was formed to contribute opportunities in the Santa Barbara County through STEM awareness, support and participation. We believe that an education in STEM transforms our world, our culture and our communities. We envision a world where minorities are key contributors and innovators in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical fields.
Four Ingenieros will launch the first edition of its annual engineering competition with the aim to engage, stimulate and provide hands on experience to community college students from the Santa Barbara County who are pursuing a career in STEM. We encourage you to also be part of this change and dive deep in the world of STEM” Four Ingenieros Foundation is extremely thankful for the opportunity to give back to our community and be part of this social change. It is gratifying to have the support from organizations like the FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA and ADSUM FOUNDATION, believing in Four Ingenieros objectives.
Finally, Four Ingenieros would like to thank all of our supporters for making an immense impact on the lives of our STEM students.
FOUR INGENIEROS wishes you and your family happy holidays and a new year full of success.
Four Ingenieros Foundation was invited to Santa Barbara City College Visionaries Circle event at SBCC's Garvin Theater. "The SBCC Foundation has been partnering with community supporters to bridge the gap between what public funds can support and what SBCC needs to set the standard for educational opportunity, achievement, and excellence."
We are very humbled that Four Ingenieros Foundation is making headlines. We were interviewed by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and they perfectly captured our message. We want to inspire minorities to choose STEM as a career path. "Rarely did [we] hear people suggest, 'You should be an engineer'". To read the full article please see the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Annual Report.
We are happy to announce the winners of our 2016 Four Ingenieros Foundation Raffle Fundraiser.
1st Trikke - Christin Slyngman
2nd Amazon Fire HD 6 Tablet - Virginia Estrella
3rd Pizza My Heart Gift Card - Virginia Estrella
With great success we raised over $1,210 for our SBCC STEM students and will go towards Spring Scholarships.
On Saturday June 25th 2016 two of our founders, Neftali Aguilera and Noe Gonzalez had the pleasure of being part of a student panel at UCSB for EOPS Summer Institute program. The EOPS Summer Institute is a three day program where students are engaged various workshops to motivate and inspire its students. Neftali Aguilera was part of the first EOPS Summer Institute group in 2007 as an EOPS student, it goes to show the power and the impact this program has on its participants. Both of our founders are also former EOPS students at SBCC and are a product of the hard work of the EOPS program. During this evening they shared their powerful life stories and their educational journeys with EOPS students from many community colleges in the tri-counties. Students were also able to engage with our two founders asking advice about the transfer process and what resources are available for transfer students. We are humbled with this experience and we look forward to participating in many more outreach events. We would like to thank the EOPS Summer Institute for considering us and for having us this evening and we would also like to thank Eli Villanueva for continuing to be a strong support for EOPS Students at Santa Barbara City College.
About EOPS Summer Institute:The EOPS Summer Institute is designed for community college EOPS students who are hoping to take their education to the next level! The weekend long leadership institute encourages students to develop a vision of higher education. Activities include:
Ropes Course Motivational Speakers Leadership Skills Workshop Transfer Strategies Workshop Financial Literacy Workshop Living in University Dorms BBQ
All while making new friends, making connections and living the university life!
Program Mission:To provide an over and above experience for EOPS students that promotes retention and the pursuit of higher education. In addition, our objective is to build self awareness, a sense of community, create a vision to pursue higher education, and provide development of leadership, academic, and life skills.
Photo Credit: EOPS Summer Institute
Four Ingenieros Foundation is happy to announce our second fundraiser of the year. Your generous support will help fund educational programs and book grant scholarships for the next academic year for students at SBCC. There are three prizes you can win which include a Trikke, an Amazon Tablet and a gift card to Pizza My heart!
On Friday, May 22, 2016 the Four Ingenieros Foundation sponsored their first Engineering Competition at SBCC with the MESA, SHPE and SACNAS students. A total of three teams participated to build a speeding vehicle that protected an egg when falling from a height of 25 feet. We evaluated many different designs with balloons, parachutes, and styrofoam enclosures. Only one team succeeded in landing and traveling to the first checkpoint with a secure payload. Congratulations to Luis Moreno, Adrian Marquez, and Daryl Delgado. The winners will have the privilege to permanently have their names engraved on the Four Ingenieros Engineering Competition plaque. This starts a new tradition of education, participation and student excellence.
Four Ingenieros Foundation would like to announce the sponsorship of the Four Ingenieros Foundation Engineering Competition. This engineering competition started when the Four Ingenieros founders were at Santa Barbara City College back in 2009. Since then the students at SHPE, SACNAS and MESA have continued this yearly tradition. To give back, Four Ingenieros Foundation will sponsor this years engineering competition as well as the many competitions to come in the following years. We are excited to continue and build on a tradition of excellence and friendly competitions.
Meet our first book grant recipients for the Spring 2016 semester. These dedicated STEM students were awarded on Friday February 19th at Rusty's Pizza Parlor where we were joined by family, friends and supporters. Congratulation to the students!
Four Ingenieros Foundation friends,supporters and students, you are invited to join us on Friday February 19th from 7pm-9pm at Rustys Pizza Parlor. We will be announcing our foundations very first book grant recipients for the Spring 2016 semester. We are excited to award these book grants to hard working and very dedicated students at SBCC invested in a STEM career. This is our first milestone and we are excited to share this with you all. Food will be provided and will be on a first come first serve basis so make sure you arrive early because we really like pizza!
Estimados benefactores, amigos y estudiantes universitarios:
Four Ingenieros Foundation gustaría extenderles la invitación a que nos acompañen este Viernes 19 de Febrero entre 7:00 y 9:00 p.m. a la pizzeria Rusty's en Calle Real. Se darán a conocer los ganadores de las primeras becas otorgadas por FIF para libros de texto en este semestre de Primavera 2016. Tenemos una gran emoción de poder proveer esta ayuda a aquellos estudiantes de SBCC que se dedican, trabajan arduamente e invierten su tiempo en desarrollar su carrera en las Ciencias, Tecnología, Matemáticas e Ingeniería.
Este es nuestro primer gran logro y tenemos la dicha de compartirlo con todos ustedes. Habrá bocadillos para compartir y se recomienda que se llegue a tiempo, puesto que en FIF nos encanta la PIZZA!!!
Four Ingenieros Foundation is proud to announce the launch of our book scholarship grant application for the Spring 2016 semester! We invite those students from Santa Barbara City College majoring in STEM to review the scholarship requirements and encourage you to apply. Our book grant scholarship is open to all students with no regards to class standing, GPA requirement and is open to undocumented students as well. A simple application is available on our website under “Book Grant” or follow the link: http://fouringenierosfoundation.org/form/. The application will run from December 28th 2015 until January 31st at 11:59 PM . Don't miss this great opportunity!
We had our Four Ingenieros Scholarship Fundraiser on December 11, 2015 with an amazing turnout and tremendous success. With over 80lbs of pork and several dozen cans of hominy over 150 people came out and ate delicious pozole. We had many close friends, community members, family, and students contribute to our first scholarship fund that will target science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students attending Santa Barbara City College.
Shortly after graduation the Four Ingenieros broke ground and began organizing, envisioning, and planning what would be our next endeavor. A common theme was shared within our conversation and Four Ingenieros Foundation was born. Most of you know us from playing soccer in the central coast to our days at SBCC and SBCC SHPE Ingenium. Now as professionals in our respective fields of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science we strive to make an impact in our communities. We invite you to our first event and help fundraiser for scholarships that will benefit students of SBCC majoring in the STEM fields. All are welcome to join us as we share our stories, our goals and of course enjoy a hot plate of pozole, atole and a Christmas basket raffle.
Four Ingenieros Foundation started with a group of four STEM classmates who took leadership positions in our SHPE Ingenium student chapter at Santa Barbara City College. During our time with SHPE they were able to work well together with similar visions for their SHPE Ingenium chapter. After transferring to a four year university they took those skills attained from attending conferences and workshops onto the next level of their education. Their friendship and collaborative efforts lived on after their time at SBCC and they had different backgrounds and experiences trying to navigate through the educational pipeline. The four ingenieros saw the need for more involvement and the need to expose STEM students at a much earlier time in their educational careers. We feel that being exposed to and participating in different opportunities allows students to gain the skills and confidence to finish a career in STEM. We are very excited to start our professional journey and STEM advocacy through our foundation and we hope to serve as a support group for our future engineers and scientists.