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Please see UD-SHPE calendar for the 2013-2014 meeting and event dates.


The University of Dayton Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Student Chapter is one of many SHPE chapters within Region 6. We strive to empower all of our members to not only realize their full potential as Hispanic and minority students, but to use this realization and excel both in their academic and professional careers with all STEM fields. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are high demanding fields that are in need of outstanding individuals with the confidence and capability to carry out intensive work ethic and performance. As a professional organization, we will do our best to exemplify these qualities and encourage every new member to come, to do the same.


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.


SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.


SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impacts the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.


We will fulfill our mission by increasing educational opportunities, promoting professional and personal growth, carry 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.

National SHPE Conference


The SHPE Conference is the major event for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc. and the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in the country.

Each year, the SHPE Conference attracts over 5,000 engineering professionals, students and corporate representatives. The conference is an opportunity for engineering companies and corporations to recruit top talent from SHPE membership. It also provides educational, technical and career opportunities for professional and student engineers.

National SHPE Conference Date/Location: November 5-9, 2014; Detroit, Michigan 

Regional Leadership Development Conference

Development Conference

SHPE stages regional leadership development conferences on a yearly basis for the leadership of the SHPE student chapters to improve their organizational, managerial, and technical skills. They take place in all of the seven SHPE regions.

This program helps college students develop and improve their pre-college outreach programs and improve the infrastructure of SHPE student chapters.  Student leaders learn how to interact and network with SHPE's corporate supporters.

2014 RLDC Date/Location: March 13-16 2014; Iowa State University; Ames, Iowa 

National Institute for Leaderships Advancement


The National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA) is exclusively designed to provide newly-elected student and professional chapter executive board members with the resources for leadership and chapter development.  Communication and strategic planning skills are essential to be successful in your SHPE chapters and along your professional career path.  The NILA committee is dedicated to strengthening your opportunities for success! For more information about NILA, visit the NILA website

For current scholarship opportunities visit the SHPE Foundation website: HERE


SHPE Member Benefits include some of the following:

  1. More than $2 million in scholarship offerings
  2. Internship, fellowships & co-op opportunities
  3. Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center where you can share your resume with top employers and search for job openings.
  4. Tips on résumé writing and interview skills
  5. Professional, career, & leadership training offered at our various events (not limited to):
    SHPE Conference
    National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA)
    Regional Leadership Development Conferences (RLDC)
  6. Lifelong networking opportunities with high profile professionals, fellow students, corporate representatives and SHPE leaders
  7. Discounted registration to SHPE National, Regional & Local events
  8. Complimentary subscriptions to SHPE Magazine and Hispanic Business Magazine
  9. Become part of the SHPE Familia and find support wherever you go with over 250 chapters and 10,000 members across the nation.


Memberships must be renewed every year to be considered an active member. Memberships expire at the end of SHPE’s fiscal year, June 30th.

Renew Memberships at OneSHPE