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.