Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers’ (SHPE) vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers. We strive to become more professional and better ourselves in our career.

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Advisor: Charles “Chuck” Watson

About SHPE


SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.


The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. The concept of networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.

Benefits of Joining

  • More than $2 million in scholarship offerings
  • Internships, fellowships and co-op opportunities
  • Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center where you can share your resume with top employers and search for job openings
  • Tips on resume writing and interview skills
  • Professional, career and leadership training
  • Become part of the SHPE Familia and find support wherever you go, with more than 250 chapters and 10,000 members across the nation

National Organization

SHPE is the nation’s largest association dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in the STEM field.