Mission and

SHPE’s mission, vision, and values are deeply ingrained as a framework that guides all of our actions; they serve as our cultural cornerstones and purpose.
These statements and values are inherent and cannot be compromised, either for convenience or short-term economic gain.


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


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


  • Familia: We take responsibility for our collective strength and passion by developing communities, building a diverse and inclusive membership, and challenging each other to be our best.
  • Service: We act on a foundation of service. We commit to deliver the highest levels of quality, integrity, and ethical behavior. We act with empathy, patience, and understanding.
  • Education: We value formal education and professional development. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and renewal. We learn from successes, setbacks, and each other.
  • Resilience: We embrace our diverse cultures and communities, which enable us to adapt, thrive, and persist with optimism.

Strategic Vision:

SHPE’s current 2018-2020 Strategic Plan is aimed at preparing Hispanics for success in STEM as they progress into higher levels of responsibility and influence, as well as supporting companies to recruit, develop and retain top Hispanic talent in STEM. SHPE believes that the realization of these two overarching goals will not only foster a strong, diverse workforce, but will also drive business growth and create a sustainable competitive advantage for our corporate partners.

The 2018-2020 Strategic Plan is designed to achieve the following five goals:

  1. Excellence & Innovation: Become the most highly regarded organization serving Hispanics in STEM.
  2. Advocacy & Influence: Advocate for and support efforts to increase parity in diversity and inclusion for Hispanics in STEM.
  3. Employment & Career Growth: Orchestrate new employment opportunities and career growth by partnering with corporations, academia, and government.
  4. Member & Stakeholder Value: Continually improve member and stakeholder satisfaction and loyalty.
  5. Operational Optimization & Accountability: Continually improve SHPE’s operational and financial stability.