SHPE (pronounced ship) is The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.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.
Our mission is to promote the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions. We believe in achieving educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equality.
We will fulfill this mission by:
Our goal is to increase educational opportunities and promote professional and personal growth. We are determined to carry out our social responsibility and become involved in education, business, and government issues. In the process, we intend to enhance our pride within our organization and to reinforce our reputation as a vital Hispanic organization
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. Since its inception SHPE@SIT membership numbers have steadily increased with the growing population of undergraduate Hispanic students at Stevens
Throughout the years, our members have benefited from the organization by being part of la familia a special community dedicated to individual and group advancement. SHPE@SIT members have opportunities to meet, interact with and learn from professionals who have faced similar obstacles and are attaining goals similar to those they have set for themselves. Additionally, they are kept informed of employment and scholarship opportunities, and of the advancements in the rapidly expanding science and technology field.
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.
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