SHPE – Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

UF Branch Officers:

President – Federico Roye
Email:  President.shpeuf@gmail.com

Vice President of External Affairs – Lisa Duran
Email: vpexternal.shpeuf@gmail.com

Vice President of Corporate Affairs – Ariana Ortega
Email: vpcorporate.shpeuf@gmail.com

Vice President of Internal Affairs – Caterinak Zientek
Email: vpinternal.shpeuf@gmail.com

Vice President of Marketing – Melody Morales
Email: vpmarketing.shpeuf@gmail.com

Vice President of Technology – Gabriel Torres
Email: vptech.shpeuf@gmail.com

Secretary – Kelly Salas-Diaz
Email: secretary.shpeuf@gmail.com

Treasurer – Tomas Cusi
Email: treasurer.shpeuf@gmail.com

Graduate Coordinator – Baltasar Sardi Lopez
Email: graduate.shpeuf@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor:

Prof. Fazil Najafi
Email: fnaja@ce.ufl.edu

About

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Chapter at the University of Florida (SHPE UF) was formerly known as the Hispanic Engineering Society. It was founded in the fall of 1982 in an effort to provide Hispanic Engineers, Mathematicians, and Scientists with opportunities to develop as professionals while offering an amiable social environment.

Since its inception it has prompted the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Hispanic students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The society coordinates community outreach, corporate exposition meetings, academic development programs, and non-technical events. All this, to ensure SHPE UF members are presented with the opportunities necessary to succeed professionally, academically, and socially as Hispanic professionals.

Events Include:

  • BBQ with industry- casual recruitment event in fall and spring
  • National Convention Career Fair
  • Mentoring
  • Socials
  • Semester long tech projects/design teams
  • Extreme Engineering Challenge
  • Hackathon
  • Company info sessions
  • Community Outreach
  • Volunteering at local high schools