SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

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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.

SHPE was founded in Los Angeles in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city. 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. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.

Manhattan College’s chapter holds regular meetings and networking events and encourages all members to take full advantage of the whole SHPE experience, including networking with regional chapters and professionals and attending the national conference.

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How to Join

SHPE is open to all students, however engineering students will benefit most from membership. Sign up at the biannual activities and volunteer fair which happens at the start of each fall and spring semester, or contact the club directly at