Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers & Scientists - CABPES

The Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists' (CABPES") mission is to encourage African-Americans and other underrepresented youth to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. By doing so, the number of minority STEM professionals will increase to the level that better represents the minority population, while assisting industry in meeting the growing demand for STEM professionals.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Colorado Association of Black Prof Engineers and Scientists​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
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Date Established
1980
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
74-2208861
Addresses
Headquarters Address
P. O. Box 200508
Denver, CO 80220
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Other Address
P. O. Box 200508
Denver, CO 80220
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
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Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
303-329-6251
Web/Email
Email
cabpes@gmail.com
Website
www.cabpes.org
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Mission Statement

The Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists' (CABPES") mission is to encourage and assist underrepresented youth in the pursuit of careers in engineering, mathematics and the applied sciences.

Organization History

In the 1970's, a group of African American engineers came together through their shared desire to increase the representation of minorities in the technical professionals. They formed the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists (CABPES) with the mission to encourage and assist underrepresented youth in the pursuit of careers in engineering, mathematics and the applied sciences. The organization was incorporated in the state of Colorado in 1980. CABPES has served almost 2,200 students in the last 30 years.

CABPES has a history of exposing under-represented youth to engineering with a hope of exciting them about the topic and encouraging them to study engineering in college and make it their career. This exposure provides students with new skills and knowledge and gives them an avenue for success.

Congresswoman Diana DeGette entered this tribute to CABPES into the Congressional Record to honor CABPES' 25th anniversary. "CABPES has been in the vanguard of cultivating talented youth and it has become a learning gateway for students from all walks of life desiring to expand their horizons. Its commitment to the future is of long-standing and our communities are well-advised by its example and the foresight of its founders."

However the words of our students best represent the accomplishments of CABPES:

*Xavier Harris: "CABPES has had a huge impact on my life because at one point, I had no thoughts to attend college nor did I take the initiative to apply, but with a building full of supporters, it's like you have to try NOT to go to college. ...almost every side conversation I have had or have with an adult it included one question, "What college are you going to?" Not, " Are you going to college?" When people believe in you and know your potential, you always want to do your best to suceed and make not only them proud, but be proud of yourself for the choices you make.

*Kris Schneider: "I discovered that engineers are one of the key backbones of modern society and the opportunities in engineering are enormous."

*Gael Hagan: "My CABPES experience will be one that I will look back on as a broadening of my perspectives and an augmentation of my curiosity."

*Rachel McKaque: "I plan to take my accumulated knowledge from CABPES and hopefully become an advocate for the exploration of knowledge in my future years."

*Adrienne Bauduit: "Being involved with the CABPES program has taught me that African Americans have contributed to the fields of math and science immensely and that I can too."

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