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SHPE Chicago


SHPE Chicago will be the premier professional organization in the Chicago area for Hispanics in technical fields to develop the potential of our community in professional and academic excellence.


SHPE Chicago will develop and manage the tools needed to promote, advance and enrich the careers of Hispanics in the technical and engineering disciplines. We will accomplish this by creating an environment of open communication that promotes the exchange of information and experiences.


Click here to download a copy of our ByLaws in PDF format.


SHPE Chicago is part of a nationwide organization of Hispanic professionals. For more information visit SHPE National.


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SHPE National


The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.


President: Rodrigo T. Garcia
1st Vice President: Americo Garza
2nd Vice President: George Esquer
Secretary: Andres SantaMaria
Treasurer: Alex Vidaurrazaga
N/A: William E. Nuanes*

* Did not hold office in 1974

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