A SHPE Family Success Story
Published in Utah State Engineer — Oct. 25 2018 — Lucy Campos and her brother José don’t shy away from responsibility. The Brownsville, Texas, natives both studied engineering at USU and both served as president for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers student chapter.
Lucy: Environmental engineering major, SHPE chapter president, undergraduate researcher and metal factory student lead.
Lucy Campos is the current SHPE chapter president. She also works as an undergraduate researcher alongside professor Idalis Villanueva. Campos collaborated on the design and construction of the new Metal Factory student fabrication space. She says her SHPE experience is preparing her for her future.
"Being a leader in SHPE has taught me the importance of reaching out to create bigger networks that create greater opportunities in order to help others reach their full potential,” said Lucy Campos. “I have learned to work on a team and listen to ideas that will contribute in enriching our community. This organization helps me feel like I belong, like I'm a part of something big and important."
José: Mechanical Engineering Alumnus (BA ’16), former SHPE chapter president, PR chair, regional conference chair and current multi-skill engineer at Boeing in South Carolina
José Campos, who is now a graduate from USU, served in SHPE leadership roles for three years. He was instrumental in organizing several successful events including a college admissions workshop for local Hispanic parents and a SHPE regional conference held at USU in 2015. After participating in local and national SHPE conferences, he landed internships at Inovar, Delta Airlines and Boeing’s Engineering Career Foundation Program.
“USU had a great impact in my life and I will be forever grateful for the opportunities it provided to learn and meet amazing people,” he said.
Today, he is an engineer at Boeing working on the 787 Dreamliner program in Charleston, S.C.