“Empowering the Next Generation of Latino Leaders in Science and Engineering”
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Boston Chapter – SHPE Boston – is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the empowerment and advancement of Latinos in STEM fields across Boston and New England.
Mission and Vision
Strategic Focus On Leadership
History of SHPE
History of SHPE Boston
SHPE Boston was originally formed in May 1995 as the Greater Boston Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Although the Chapter became dormant in 2005 due to a number of factors, it was reassembled in 2009 with a renewed commitment to assist Latinos in pursuing careers in science and engineering.
History of SHPE National
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.