About Us

Our Mission and 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.


SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

About SHPE

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the participation of Hispanic professionals and college students in the fields of engineering, science, and math. Founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles, their objective was to form an organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. National in scope, the organization is composed of 50 professional chapters with about 2000 members and 200 student chapters with a membership of more than 10,000 college students.

SHPE engages in outreach programs, provides leadership and networking opportunities to its members, and helps in furthering their education, advancing their careers, and promoting their recognition.

Visit shpe.org for more information.


The Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists at UCLA (SOLES) is a student organization in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and is a student chapter of SHPE. Established in 1978 at the University of California, Los Angeles, SOLES partners with UCLA NSBE and AISES chapters to form the Triad-Organizations, or Tri-Org. Visit uclatri.org for more information. SOLES is also supported by the UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED). Visit ceed.ucla.edu for more information.

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