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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Vision

SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science.

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Background

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.

Chapter History

In 2011, the Michigan State University (MSU) Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Chapter reached an inactive state. The SHPE advisor founded a new MSU SHPE generation through just two members who endeavored to reactivate the chapter. Two years later, MSU SHPE became a recognized student-driven organization by hosting the first Noche de Cienicas (Science Fair Night), having an unforeseen SHPE National Conference attendance, forming a functional executive board, and establishing corporate sponsors. The chapter reconstructed itself by clarifying goals, vision, events, and extending membership to new faces, setting an all-time new record. Currently the 2014 chapter continues to display progressive efforts. The 25-membered chapter has developed a second Noche de Ciencia with hopes to expand the SHPE Jr. Chapter, while applying the SHPE pillars to the organization. Additionally, it was possible to extend the organization by having a graduate ambassador joined the executive board. Now we stand together as a family.