Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

What is 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. Cal Poly’s SHPE History The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Student Chapter of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo was established in 1978 as part of a commitment to the recruitment and retention of Hispanic engineering and science students. SHPE Cal Poly is an organization in which student leaders and corporate sponsors volunteer their time and efforts to help students and the community. SHPE Cal Poly concerns itself with: 1. Increasing the number of Hispanics entering the fields of engineering, science, or any other professions. 2. Providing recruitment and tutoring programs for students interested in pursuing a college education. 3. Improving the quality of education and training programs for preparing Hispanic students to become professionals. Ever since its founding, the members of Cal Poly SHPE have worked to ensure the community of Hispanic/Latine members at California Polytechnic State University are able to find their home away from home, helping them progress through their time here at Cal Poly and in their future positions as well. The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at Cal Poly is an organization in which student leaders and corporate sponsors volunteer their time and efforts to help students and community as a part of a commitment to recruit, retain, and graduate Hispanic Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students. 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 at Cal Poly for many is a home away from home, where you can find your community that can help you prosper socially, professionally, and academically. You can contact them through the president’s email or view their website for more information! President’s Email: calpolyshpe.prez@gmail.com Website https://sites.google.com/view/cp-shpe-website

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