Who are we? SHPE!

SHPE presentation to a group of students

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 their fullest potential and impacts 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.

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Our Chapter

The Utah State University Chapter is located in Region 3. Since the chapter creation, we have been leaders and innovators, becoming the largest chapter in the Region for 2011-2012. To date, we maintain our position as one of the larger chapters with greater influence in the community.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers of Utah State University (SHPE USU) provides support for academic success and an interactive multicultural environment for students of science and technology. We strive to offer quality services and programs that are designed to promote engineering among minorities, retention in the respective programs, academic support, leadership development, cultural understanding, inclusion, and a positive relational climate on campus.

This includes:

  • Personal leadership development through administrative positions within club
  • Scholarships and internships
  • Educational events and cultural celebrations
  • Peer mentoring, personal and social support
  • Active recruitment efforts
  • Community and campus service opportunities
  • Academic support
  • Networking and referral to university departments

Join our club. It does not matter if you are Hispanic, African-American, American, Asian, Native American, or from any other country.

It doesn't even matter if you're an engineering major!

Everyone is invited to join!

Oscar Marquina

Regional Vice President

Salt Lake City Professional Chapter

Amanda Sandoval

Regional Student Representative

New Mexico State University Student Chapter

Indhira Hasbun

Regional Graduate Representative

Utah State University Student Chapter