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 at the University of Virginia
Our University of Virginia chapter serves to further these beliefs through our academic, professional, and recreational events on-grounds. We hope to expand our influence to all facets of the Charlottesville area and create a community that is Hispanic-inclusive, not exclusive. Our chapter is small, however, we have a group of highly dedicated and motivated students.