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Join Our Familia

Deciding to become a SHPE member is more than just enhancing your academics or advancing your career. It’s choosing to be a part of something bigger than yourself. It’s moving a whole community forward. It’s fulfilling a promise and making dreams come true.

We are familia. SHPE is welcoming, warm, and inclusive. It’s a place where you don’t have to worry about fitting in, because you already belong. Welcome home.

The Benefits Are Endless

All SHPE members receive the following benefits:

Our Membership Types

Open to all high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Benefits include:
  • Opportunities for scholarships to graduating seniors averaging $500
  • Finding a community of like minded peers and mentors
  • Guidance for you and your parents to support your goals

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Undergraduate membership is open to all college students studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Benefits include:
  • Access to more than $1M in scholarships each year
  • Internship, fellowship, and co-op opportunities
  • Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center (upload your resume and connect directly with industry recruiters and hiring managers)
  • Resumé reviews, recommendations, and rewording
  • Professional development
  • Leadership training
  • Mentoring from a professional member
  • Discounted registration to national, regional, and local SHPE events
  • Competition and award opportunities
  • Access to a nationwide network of industry leaders and peers
  • Eligibility to run and hold office on the SHPE Board

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Graduate membership is open to all graduate and doctorate students, obtaining MBAs, studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Graduate students have the option to join SHPE either with a Student, Professional Chapter or Region-At-Large chapter.

Benefits include:
  • Access to more than $300,000 in scholarships each year
  • Internship, fellowship, and co-op opportunities
  • Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center (upload your resume and connect directly with industry recruiters and hiring managers)
  • Resumé reviews, recommendations, and rewording
  • Professional development
  • Leadership training
  • Mentoring from a professional member
  • Discounted registration to national, regional, and local SHPE events
  • Competition and award opportunities
  • Access to a nationwide network of industry leaders and peers
  • Dedicated newsletter (SHPE con GANAS)
  • Voting privileges in SHPE elections
  • Eligibility to run and hold office on the SHPE Board

Graduate membership offers all of the same benefits as Undergraduate membership, with an emphasis on exploring a career in either industry or academia.

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Professional membership is open to all STEM professionals who hold an engineer-in-training certificate or a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. No matter if you’re looking to enhance your professional brand, develop your leadership skills, build your network, or give back to your community–a Professional membership with SHPE offers it all.

Benefits include:
  • Access to a nationwide network of industry leaders and peers
  • Discounted registration to national, regional, and local SHPE events
  • Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center (upload your resume and connect directly with industry recruiters and hiring managers)
  • Online top-tier professional development programs like Propel and latinXfactor™
  • Leadership training
  • Volunteer and mentoring opportunities
  • Voting privileges in SHPE elections
  • Eligibility to run and hold office on the SHPE Board

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Associate membership is open to anyone who believes in our vision and wants to participate. This is usually teachers, parents, career counselors, deans, advisors. Associate members benefit from our Career Center, professional development, mentorship, and all other programming.

Benefits include:
  • Access to a nationwide network of industry leaders and peers
  • Discounted registration to national, regional, and local SHPE events
  • Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center (upload your resume and connect directly with industry recruiters and hiring managers)
  • Online top-tier professional development programs like Propel and latinXfactor™
  • Leadership training
  • Volunteer and mentoring opportunities

Associate membership benefits include all the benefits of a SHPE Professional membership with the exception that he/she shall not be entitled to nominate, vote, nor hold a position on the Board.

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  • Lifetime Professional
  • Lifetime Associate Membership

This category of membership is shared by an elite group of individuals who have made a lifetime commitment to support SHPE’s mission and goals. If you attend one of our many in-person events, you’re bound to hear the phrase, “SHPE for Life.” It will be referenced on the podium, chanted in rooms filled with thousands, and accompanied with high-fives during lunch. It underscores the notion that, like a family, we’re here for important milestones and day-to-day struggles, whether you’re a student, mentor, professional, or professor.

A Lifetime Professional membership is open to all STEM professionals who hold an engineer-in-training certificate or a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or math, and who are willing to pay this one-time-only membership cost.

A Lifetime Associate membership is open to anyone who does not qualify for Lifetime Professional status but supports and encourages the members, purpose, and mission of SHPE and is willing to pay this one-time-only membership cost.

There is a payment plan option available for Lifetime Memberships during the checkout process. The membership becomes active once payment has been received in full.

Benefits include:
  • SHPE Lifetime membership benefits include all the benefits of a SHPE Professional membership.
  • Membership dues are waived in perpetuity.
  • Exclusive SHPE Lifetime Member lapel pin
  • Invite-only access to the annual Lifetime Member Reception at National Convention

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  • $25 Collegiate Joint Membership (New or Returning)
  • $125 Professional Joint Membership (Renewing)
  • $145 Professional Joint Membership (New; includes the $20 application fee on the SWE website)

If you are interested in joining both the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and SHPE, this membership is for you. We are proud to offer this collaboration in an effort to  improve networking opportunities and expand professional development for Hispanic women engineers. For more information, please visit the SWE Membership Website.

Time to Join as Joint Member: May – December

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SHPE Chapter Advisors receive a complimentary professional or associate membership as a token of our appreciation. Advisors help establish the legacy of a chapter and it’s our honor to include you in the Familia. Please email chapters@shpe.org to verify your status and receive your instructions on how to take advantage of our gift to you.

No Chapter? Join SHPE At Large!

If your school is not listed as an available selection from our chapter menu, then you will select the “SHPE At Large” option.

SHPE is the nation’s largest and longest-standing network for Hispanic students and professionals in STEM. Whether you’re just starting to explore your options or already have a successful career, you belong here. Joining SHPE marks the beginning of something great for you—both personally and professionally.

We can’t wait to meet you.