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Welcome to SHPE's NMSU Chapter

Welcome to the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) website! SHPE is a Hispanic organization for students across the country. We inform our members of scholarship activities and community service opportunities, and we take them to conferences where they can get jobs or internships.

National SHPE History

SHPE is a national non-profit organization that was founded in 1974 in Los Angeles, California by a group of engineers employed by the city. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models for the Hispanic community. The SHPE network would quickly grow to encompass the Hispanic community on both a national level and international level. The mission of SHPE is to be the source for quality Hispanic engineers and technical talent.

SHPE Chapter at NMSU

The NMSU student SHPE chapter was chartered in 1978. It was one of the first student chapters in the nation. SHPE is open to all students at our campus and is devoted to the professional development and retention of Hispanic engineering students.

SHPE's mission is to promote and support aspiring New Mexico State's Hispanic students towards superiority in professional technical fields to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equality. It is with this mission in mind that we have developed our organizational goals and created useful working relationships from which anyone can benefit.

Throughout the year our chapter participates in community service events, organizes the regional ScienceBowl competition for high school students, attends conferences, and competes in engineering and academic competition.

Mission Statement

To increase the number of Hispanic engineering students at New Mexico State University
To inform the general public of technical contributions and achievements of Hispanic Americans
To encourage improvement of the quality of education and promote programs that prepares students for technical careers
To increase the number of Hispanics entering the field of engineering and/or science related fields
To develop and participate in programs which industry and educational institutions that benefit students seeking technical careers
To provide a forum for exchange of information pertinent for Hispanic engineering/science students enrolled in New Mexico State University