Engineering Societies

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The University of Rochester Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE-UR) was chartered in 1989 to serve Hispanic engineers and scientists at the University of Rochester. It has since then flourished and done much to benefit the University's Hispanic community. SHPE-UR is devoted to promoting personal and academic growth throughout the undergraduate and graduate education. Learn on the SHPE history page.

The mission of SHPE-UR is to:

  • Increase the number of Hispanic engineering students at the University of Rochester .
  • Increase the participation of Hispanic students in the Minority Student Ambassador (MSA) Program.
  • Promote the advancement of Hispanic engineers and scientist in employment and education.
  • Develop and participate in programs with industry and the University which benefits students seeking technical degrees.
  • Improve the retention of Hispanic students enrolled in engineering and science.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of information pertinent to Hispanic engineering/science students enrolled at the University of Rochester.