About Us

What is SHPE?

SHPE is the Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent.


SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and 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.


The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, CA 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 Unites States.


Our student chapter at MIT was established in 1987. Since then, it has grown to over 50 active and 100 general members. Members DO NOT have to be Hispanic or engineering students to participate. We offer a broad range of opportunities to our members from networking and job opportunities with industry to assistance in the graduate school application process. We also seek to help others in our community by mentoring middle school students through the STEM program and encouraging them to pursue higher education, and through other community service work in the greater Boston area.