April 21st, 2016
After a very successful year, it's time for a fresh set of executive board members! We are excited to see the great things that this new team will bring to SHPE-UF! For more pictures, check out the Facebook album.
General Body Meetings
Our GBM's are the best way to stay connected with us and meet your fellow SHPE members.
During these meetings we will discuss :
- Goals For Tomorrow Soccer Tournament
- BBQ with Industry
- Tons of Leadership Opportunities!
Click here for more information: First Spring 2017 GBM
SHPE National Conference
We're gearing up to SHPE National Conference! In order to help you prepare for Conference, the SHPE UF Corporate team has been hard at work creating a database filled with tons of information about the companies you'll see there. Here it is. Passcode is gogators. (Each year the database gets updated to match the current companies attending conference)
General Body Meetings
SHPE National Conference
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.
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.
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.
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. This is to ensure SHPE-UF members are presented with the opportunities necessary to succeed professionally, academically, and socially as Hispanic professionals.
The University of Florida's Hispanic Engineering Society established a strong connection with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, but it was not until the summer of 2001 that the society underwent a name change in order to affirm its close relationship with SHPE National. Today, The University of Florida Chapter holds a strong and enriching relationship with SHPE National, which has helped increase membership in the society.
In previous years, SHPE UF has experienced hardships attributed to low membership. However, recently, the new executive boards have found strategic ways to improve previous recruitment and retention initiatives by executing events such as the Goals for Tomorrow scholarship and soccer tournament, and the Green Day and Green Team events. This semester brought much success to the executive board and the chapter members, as well as to the society as a whole. The Executive board members were determined to execute numerous events and offer many involvement opportunities encouraging members to thrive as leaders.
SHPE UF hosted the most successful BBQ with Industry yet, with 20 companies and over 200 students attending the event. The chapter also held a ShadowSHPE day for high school students that received positive feedback from its participants, motivating the chapter to set plans to have a much larger event next year. Additionally, the chapter is in the process of establishing a mentorship program with Siemens and Kraft for its graduating members.
The dedication and commitment shown by past and present members led to an increase in active participation of the chapter at a local, regional, and national level. This drive to further involvement in the society led to a strong presence from the chapter at National Conference and other events. With over 115 members attending, The University of Florida had the largest number of members present at this year's conference. The determination of the chapter's leaders has also led to incredible involvement and retention of first-year students in the society.
As a family, we take pride in the passion that is evident among our members. We have observed the success created by past leaders in our chapter, and are honored to have the opportunity to further their excellence.
Natalia Ximena Pulido
PartnerSHPE is a program to help engineering students at Santa Fe College gain the skills and knowledge to successfully transfer to university, find internships, and develop their technical career. Through the semester we offer professional and technical workshops to give students as many resources as possible. Join our Facebook group to find out about our events!
If you have any questions email: email@example.com
The program is sponsored by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the University of Florida.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Come join us as we host our 13th annual soccer tournament to raise scholarship funds for first year Hispanic students. There will lots of free food, music, great company, and the most intense soccer match of the semester!
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHPE Jr. aims to apply the SHPE mission before students have entered college and are still in the early stages of deciding their careers. By doing so SHPE Jr. provides STEM awareness and access to students that might not have had it otherwise. It is the mission of SHPE Jr. to inspire and develop the next generation of engineers that will continue to expand the Hispanic communities’ influence in this field.
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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 leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.