About us

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.

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.

SHPE 2019 National Convention

SHPE's 2019 National Convention will be held in Phoenix, Arizona from October 30th to November 3rd. Visit our Conferences page to learn more about the convention.

National Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Visit the national SHPE website to stay informed about announcements regarding national leadership, upcoming conferences and regional events.


How do I become a member?

SHPE is a national organization spread over seven distinct regions. Southern Nevada is located in Region 2, and in order to become a national SHPE member, you can register online at SHPEConnect, a member portal used to access all of your benefits as a member. These benefits include:

  1. Registering for conferences
  2. Applying for scholarships funded by official SHPE sponsors
  3. Applying for graduation stoles
  4. Accessing the member-exclusive SHPE Career Center to search for jobs in your desired field

To learn how to become a local SHPE de UNLV member, visit our About Us page.