Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

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 Officers for 2018-19

Officer Name
President Vanessa Felix
Vice President  Jazmyn Gonzalez
Treasurer Eduardo Ortega
Administrator Diana Villa-Galindo
 Events Coordinator Laura Becerra
On-campus Outreach Alex Ramirez
Facutly Advisor Dr. Alex Mejia
(619) 260-7668

Upcoming Meetings:

General Body Meetings for this semester are listed below. For next semester typically held on the last Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in Loma Hall 118.

Fall 2018 semester
Oct 18, 2018 
Nov 1, 2018

SHPE National Convention 2018
November 7 - November 11
Cleveland, OH

Spring 2019 semester
coming soon