The New York City Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE-NYC) formed in 1987 and was incorporated in 1988 by a group of Hispanic engineers and scientists responding to a need to unite Hispanic culture and professionals in the New York City Metropolitan area. The founders aspired to both provide positive role models to young professionals while creating a strong member network.
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 essential 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. By expanding at an aggressive pace and currently includes 170 student chapters with more than 5300 student members and 42 professional chapters with over 1500 professional members.
SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science. For detailed information about SHPE as a national organization visit www.shpe.org.
The SHPE Mission: SHPE is the Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent.
The SHPE Vision: SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science.
The chapter serves New York City, Long Island and parts of New
Jersey. Our student chapters include the
- City College of New York
- Columbia University
- Manhattan College
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Polytechnic Institute of NYU
- Rutgers University
- State University of New York at Stony Brook
- Stevens Institute of Technology
Edward Montenegro - SHPE-NYC President
Leony Rosa - SHPE-NYC Finance Vice
Melanie Villatoro - SHPE-NYC Internal Vice President