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.
Little is known about the history of Princeton SHPE. The chapter had been dormant since 2012. Starting Spring of 2015, Princeton SHPE had sprung back to life and is now starting it's new era!
The mission of SHPE Princeton is to create opportunities for personal and professional growth to persons of Hispanic descent who are studying engineering. Furthermore the chapter will provide a bridge from industry to students and the community. The common background, culture, and values of members will be capitalized on to inspire them to new heights.