About SHPE



The Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent


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.

Statement of Values

 We are brought together by heritage, social responsibility and desire to improve the equality of all people through the use of science and technology. We value excellence in education, professional pursuits and leadership. We obtain excellence through integrity, empowerment, achievement, diversity and continuous improvement.

SHPE's Strategic Goals

  • Professional Development
  • Academic Excellence
  • Graduate Student
  • Programming Improving and Strengthening our Infrastructure
  • Marketing our New SHPE Organization

About MAES

 The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES), Inc.

MAES was founded in 1974 to increase the number of Mexican

Americans and other Hispanics in the technical and scientific
fields.   By projecting the positive image of its members and

their accomplishments, MAES helps to improve the perception

of Mexican Americans.  By providing a networking and nurturing

environment, members are able to develop and hone their
leadership, communication, management, and technical skills

while improving the educational state of America

Santa Ana Chapter

We are the Santa Ana College chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the

Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES). Our members are all pursuing degrees in science,

technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Our club provides valuable information on these careers

directly form companies that hire from these majors. We provide access to member exclusive scholarships,

programs,  conferences and community service opportunities.

E-BOARD 2008-2009


Santa Ana College SHPE Chapter