About SHPE National

Our Mission

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.



SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.



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.



Professional Development

SHPE prepares students for the professional world through conferences and networking opportunities.

Leadership Development

SHPE enhances students’ leadership abilities by exposing them to leadership roles and seminars.


SHPE helps foster academic excellence in order for students to be successful.

Community Outreach

Give back to the community through mentorship opportunities and by spreading STEM awareness and support to the Hispanic community.

Chapter Development

Support the chapter and help it continue to grow by creating a welcoming community.



About SHPE National

SHPE is a national organization and is comprised of 7 regions through the United States, with Alaska falling under Region 1, Hawaii falling under Region 2 and Puerto Rico falling under Region 4.


SHPE at UCI falls under region 2 and our chant at regional and national conferences is, “Whose house? Two’s house!”