Our Mission.

SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.


Our Vision.

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


“The engineer has

been, and is, a

maker of history.”

James Kip Finch |  Civil engineer


Our History.

SHPE at Southern Methodist University was founded as a vision by our Hispanic Student Advisor to bring Hispanic professional organization to campus.  In 2004, a SHPE interest meeting was held in order to find out what students would like to get out of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. In 2005, SHPE was finally officially established under SMU.  In December of 2005, SHPE SMU received the award for Chapter of the Month.

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