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.
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's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
SHPE Region 3
Region 3 is SHPE’s largest region geographically consisting of chapters from Colorado, Nebraska, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Wyoming, Kansas, North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota. In 2014, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that Colorado, North Dakota, and Wyoming were among the top 5 states with the fastest economic and employment growth in the nation. The region has experienced considerable growth with the formation of several professional and student chapters. SHPE is the hub for technical talent in Region 3 and holds tremendous potential.
Student Chapters in Colorado
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
Colorado School of Mines
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Denver
Colorado Mesa University
Junior Chapters in Colorado
Alameda International School