Organization Introduction & History
Since 1974, over 40 years ago, SHPE has been changing lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and professional development. At our inception, networking was our primary platform. SHPE’s members — the Familia — are the heartbeat of the organization. Toward that end, SHPE quickly established two student chapters, creating a base that would grow to what we are today–a national organization with over 10,000 student and professional members and more than 225 chapters throughout the nation and in countries outside the United States.
Today, SHPE’s educational programs and events directly serve tens of thousands each year representing a diverse Hispanic community, include: 1) children; 2) undergraduate and graduate students; and 3) academic and industry professionals. Many of these individuals are first-generation Americans and the first in their families to graduate college.
Here you will find information on SHPE’s leadership, core values and strategic vision, governing documents and codes, and employment opportunities within SHPE. We invite you to explore our rich past, present, and future and become part of our Familia.
Seven Regions, One SHPE
SHPE membership is organized into seven regions. While each region has its own culture and “footprint” on their local communities, collectively all seven regions represent SHPE’s national footprint across America.
- Region 1: Northern CA, Northers NV, AK, OR, WA
- Region 2: AZ, HI, Southern CA, Southern NV
- Region 3: CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, SD, UT, WY
- Region 4: CT, PA, DC, PR, RI, MA, VA, MD, VT, ME, MV, NH, NY
- Region 5: AL, AR, LA, MS, OK, TN, TX
- Region 6: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI
- Region 7: FL, GA, NC, SC