CPEP is an award winning, not-for-profit organization founded in 1986 that has been recognized for education excellence with urban students. CPEP was designed and implemented to address the growing need to identify, inspire and ignite the desire of under-represented youths to pursue careers in Engineering. From our humble beginnings - operating from one school with 40 students - CPEP has grown to represent 13 school districts and 35 schools while directly touching the lives of over 1,000 students each year.
While the CPEP program expanded across the state, so too has our ambition and core focus. In order to better align our programs/curriculum with the ever-increasing need for the United States to build a robust pipeline of students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, we have adopted a broader scope. We have moved from a primarily engineering focus to include the full breadth of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education disciplines.
Meet the Team
David is a beacon of CPEP's mission with his passion for mentoring the underrepresented youth and distinguished professional background in STEM.
Sade manages the After School Program and Summer Ventures Program in Southern CT and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the programs. She is certified in advancing youth development.
Director of Operations
Kathy plays a key role in the fiscal and administrative operations of CPEP and supports the organization's strategic plan.
Programs & Communications
Board President – Executive and Program Committees
Associate Professor SET-Technology and Engineering Education | Central Connecticut State University
Additive Manufacturing Deputy Manager | Pratt & Whitney
Debbie L, Hoyes, P.E.
Secretary – Executive, Audit & Finance Committees
Senior Environmental Engineer | ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
Program Manager-Customer Support, Commercial, USA, VIP | Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Transportation Supervising Engineer | CT Department of Transportation
Vice President of Programs | Connecticut Science Center
Board Treasurer – Finance & Development Committees
Engineer | Paradigm Precision
Advanced Prograns & Technology Military Engines Project Leader | Pratt & Whitney