WHO ARE WE?

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Chapter at the University of Florida (SHPE UF) was formerly known as the Hispanic Engineering Society. It was founded in the fall of 1982 in an effort to provide Hispanic Engineers, Mathematicians, and Scientists with opportunities to develop as professionals while offering an amiable social environment.

Since its inception it has prompted the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Hispanic students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The society coordinates community outreach, corporate exposition meetings, academic development programs, and non-technical events. All this, to ensure SHPE UF members are presented with the opportunities necessary to succeed professionally, academically, and socially as Hispanic professionals.

MISSION

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. Statement of Values: We are brought together by heritage, social responsibility and desire to improve the equality of all people through the use of science and technology.

We value excellence in education, professional pursuits and leadership. We obtain excellence through integrity, empowerment, achievement, diversity and continuous improvement.

Strategic Focus Areas: We will fulfill our mission by increasing educational opportunities, promoting professional and personal growth, carrying out our social responsibility to be involved in education, business, and government issues and enhancing pride within our organization and reinforcing our reputation as a vital Hispanic organization.

VISION

SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers. We are brought together by heritage, social responsibility and desire to improve the equality of all people through the use of science and technology.