The Society of Hispanic Professional
Engineers 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.
SHPE OC (part of the Greater LA Metro
Area) in Southern California was revamped early 2017 by seven initial serving Board of Directors compose of engineers from Boeing, Fluor and CH2M who incorporated the Society of Hispanic
Professional Engineers, Orange County Chapter.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is SHPE OC?
It is a community oriented
organization which promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics amongst the Hispanic community and is open to anyone who believes in its mission.
Who makes the Board of Directors?
The leadership is an all volunteer
Board of Directors composed of professionals of different fields.
Which groups support SHPE OC financially?
The organization relies on membership
dues and donations, which include corporate gift matching by companies like Boeing and other local companies in Orange County.
How do you recognize the participation of volunteers and leaders?
The Chapter Awards Program recognizes
the talent of volunteers and leaders in the chapter.
you have activities outside the Orange County?
Over 100 professionals from the
different Southern California Chapters (both college and professional) attend the SHPE National Conference each year and on occasions the chapter sets special visits to a school(s) in across Greater
Los Angeles Metro area.
Where does the chapter do its community outreach?
Community Outreach is typically
organized with school administrators from local schools of all grades, community colleges, universities and occasionally in conjunction with community centers.
Who attends your networking events?
Networking events are open to the
whole community, and there is typically a diverse mix of students from multiple universities and community colleges and professional members from various industries.