About The

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers


Our History

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.

Our USF Chapter

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers of the University of South Florida Student Chapter (SHPE-USF) was founded in January 1992 by a group of Hispanic engineering students with the vision of creating an organization that would unite the Hispanics with engineering aspiration.
Members from the SHPE-USF Chapter have won the National Student of the Year Award at HENAAC in (1999), and have also been nominated for the Student Role Model Award at the National Technical Career Conference (1999). We have had many of our members on the National Dean’s List and the Engineering National Honor Society while many others are recipients of the SHPE Foundation Scholarship. SHPE-USF has won chapter of the month awards in our region for September and December 2005 for our efforts in tutoring, community volunteer work and our involvement and participation from our members in and out of school.
In its 22 years of existence at USF, the SHPE student chapter has accomplished many goals. Our membership has grown rapidly, which now totals 114 members. In the year 2012, SHPE-USF won the Academic Olympiad hosted at the SHPE National Conference.

SHPE National

SHPE Region 7