About Us

SHPE @ UCR is an interdisciplinary engineering organization. We pride ourselves in not only being able to improve ourselves in a professional, academic, and innovatice way, but in our ability to give back to the community through outreach. Overall, we have proved that we can prepare members for the real world, outside of their undergraduate career, whether it be in graduate school, the industry, or anything else.

SHPE's mission is to change 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.

SHPE @ UCR strives to serve professional and academic development events through resume workshops, career-building presentations, and guest speakers from the industry, graduate school, and more. We provide resources such as the MentorSHPE program, to not only help improve underclassmen's experience, but to solidify the bond and create a professional network among our members. In addition, we host our very own Noche de Ciencias, or 'Science Night', to provide an opportunity to educate parents of middle and high school students about college education.

Excellence in...

We value excellence in education, professional pursuits and leadership. We obtain excellence through integrity, empowerment, achievement, diversity and continuous improvement.

We serve to...

SHPE serves to lead as a social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science.

We strive to...

We strive to fulfill our mission by increasing educational opportunities, promoting professional and personal growth, carry out our social responsibility to be involved in education, business and government issues and enhancing pride within our organization and reinforcing our reputation as a vital Hispanic organization.


SHPE has given me the opportunity to help our Hispanic community, from awareness and being able to provided information how to apply for school and financial aid. I am very grateful that I have my SHPE family and that I was able to help other Hispanics achieve higher education.

‐ Glenda Castro | UCR Alumni, Class of 2017

It became my family and my support system. I have found mentors that have pushed me to excel in engineering. To me it is extremely important to give back to my community and to the next generation of engineers. SHPE has made me a better engineer and a better leader.

‐ Marlen Castro | UCR Alumni, Class of 2017

SHPE is family, and with everyone constantly supporting me I have been able to achieve better grades and have been taking action in helping out my community with volunteering events.

‐ Yair Sanchez | UCR Alumni, Class of 2017