"Un lider no nace, se hace" | "Leaders are not born, they're made"
SHPE at Stevens Institute of Technology (SHPE@SIT) was founded in 1988, by Stevens’ student, Hermes Gonzalez. Hermes established the chapter to provide a support system for Hispanics on campus. In December of 1991, the chapter was officially recognized by SHPE Inc., the national governing body. SHPE@SIT has instituted a much-needed support system for Hispanic students in engineering and science. It also has been successful in its efforts to reach out and have a positive impact on young Hispanics within the surrounding communities.
SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impacts 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