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~ SHPE History ~


Founded in 1974 in Los Angeles, California, SHPE is the largest national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Hispanics in engineering and science. SHPE is poly-disciplined and multi-cultural. SHPE is divided into six regions, which supports 135 student chapters with more than 6,000 members and 36 professional chapters with over 1,500 members.


SHPE members gather around their display during a student organization fair held for E-week.
"La Familia" by Veronica Narvaez
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The UW-Madison chapter of SHPE was established in 1991 to advance this mission by serving the Hispanic student body. This group has been a source of strength and support for Hispanic students struggling with the rigors of the engineering and science curricula.


An artist's conception of the evolution of the Hispanic civilization. An ornate and antique "H" (Formed by the inner white areas of Logo) is sound and is the cornerstone of the word "Hispanic". Two worlds identify Europe and the Americas as previous Spanish domains and areas of influence. The dissecting lines indicate the "crossroads" of the world in which we travel. The mosaic designs embellish the true artistry of the Hispanic culture.