SHPE provides leadership development. Helping make you a role model, leading you to inspire other people. Chapter development.As part of SHPE you become part of our familia. And together we help broaden our networks and lead to important opportunities. Professional developmentAs a SHPE member you:
  • Attend conferences, retreats,and career fairs.
  • Improve your resume.
All while providing skills that boost that learned in the classroom.
Education We always support you with study groups, competitions, and assure your academic success.
Changing lives. Empowering communities. Impacting the world.

recent events

August 5-9, 2015

29th Annual National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA)

The 29th annual National Institute for Leadership Advancement conference was hosted at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park,CA. NILA is SHPE's premier leadership training program for the upcoming years executive board members. This conference offers:

  • Experience hands on activities that will strengthen your soft skills and your chapter.
  • Engage and interact with over 200 of the brightest Latinos and Hispanic professionals, students, and corporate representatives from Fortune 500 Companies.
  • Evolve as leaders through case study projects that will challenge and strengthen your leadership skills.

  • This conference showed me the true importance of being a great leader in my chapter. Everything I learned through workshops and guest speakers will definitely be relayed to my members to allow them to be leaders in their communities, families and classrooms. I also had the chance to network with leaders from chapters all over the nation and you learn what their strengths and weaknesses were so we can grow as a national organization and progress towards empowering Hispanics in STEM fields. I am truly grateful for this experience as I have learned great skills, networked with the future STEM Leaders of the world, and connected with my SHPE FAMILIA.
    - Christopher Zendejas

    board members

    Dora Chavez


    Mechanical Engineering

    "Whether you think you can, or you can't... You're right!"
    -Henry Ford

    Christopher Zendejas


    Mechanical Engineering

    Action is the foundational key to all success

    Cesar Dominguez

    VP of External Affairs

    Mechanical Engineering

    Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.

    José Oliver López

    VP of Internal Affairs

    Mechanical Engineering

    "Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"
    -Sylvester Stallone

    Samuel Gaxiola

    VP of Internal Affairs

    Electrical Engineering

    It's not about what you know, it's not about who you know, it's about who knows you.

    Erin Hong

    Director of Communications

    Mechanical Engineering

    Alejandro Martinez

    Director of Public Relations / Co-Webmaster

    Computer Science

    "We all start off saying 'Hello World'. It's then our job to improve the world."

    Scott Judge

    Director of Corporate Relations

    Mechanical Engineering

    "Make SHPE happen."

    Luis Maquial

    Director of Finance

    Manufacturing Systems Engineering

    "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard"
    -Kevin Durant
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