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. They have one mission and one vision:
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.
An artist's conception of the evolution of the Hispanic civilization. An ornate and antique "H" (Formed by the inner white areas of Logo) is sound and is the cornerstone of the word "Hispanic". Two worlds identify Europe and the Americas as previous Spanish domains and areas of influence. The dissecting lines indicate the "crossroads" of the world in which we travel. The mosaic designs embellish the true artistry of the Hispanic culture.