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.
University of Minnesota Chapter (SHPEUMN)
To prepare Hispanic students for today’s challenges by offering unique developmental opportunities and professional tools to succeed.
-To provide the right environment for the growth of its members into successful leaders
-To encourage academic excellence
-To actively engage the local Hispanic community though generating interest in engineering & science
-To develop professional aptitude
-To foster a sense of family
We are brought together by heritage, social responsibility and desire to improve the equality of all people through the use of science and technology. We value excellence in education, professional pursuits and leadership. We obtain excellence through integrity, empowerment, achievement, diversity and continuous improvement.