Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers
The Socitey 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 countires outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independant network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.