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 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 engineer.


Our region is comprised by several chapters across the states of Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina. Region 7 currently counts with about 1800 members spanning across thirty one chapters throughout the States mentioned. We hold an annual Regional Leadership Development Conference during the Spring Semester in which students from all over the region travel and gather to participate in leadership development activities as well as several workshops and job fairs that prepare them for future professional endeavors.

Learn more about our chapters.


We have a dedicated team of individuals driven to serve our region. Come meet them and learn more about what they do.


We couldn’t possibly get all the work done with the contributions from each committee member. Learn about our committees.

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