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 understands the need to prepare aspiring young leaders from local cities throughout the Unites States. SHPE at Colorado State University provides key opportunities for students to become leaders and innovators in their field and inspirational role models for tomorrow’s STEAM students. These key opportunities are provided to our SHPE students through a variety of programs focused on professional development and networking, community involvement and outreach, academic success and retention, and mentorship.
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.
Sponsors & Partners 2020-21
President – Roberto Ortega:
Vice President – Albert Marquez:
Treasurer – Marc Sibaja:
Secretary – Araceli Saenz-Quiroz:
Outreach Chair – Jonathan Landa:
Professional Development Chair – Zaire Valenzuela:
Fundraising Chair – Karia Del Toro:
Graduate Rep Chair– Miguel Valles:
Academic Advisor – Claudia Hernandez:
For more information or to get involved in SHPE, please contact the SHPE President or Vice President or Claudia.Hernandez@colostate.edu (Staff Advisor).