Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

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  • UF Branch Officers:

    President – Federico Roye

    Vice President of External Affairs – Lisa Duran

    Vice President of Corporate Affairs – Ariana Ortega

    Vice President of Internal Affairs – Caterinak Zientek

    Vice President of Marketing – Melody Morales

    Vice President of Technology – Gabriel Torres

    Secretary – Kelly Salas-Diaz

    Treasurer – Tomas Cusi

    Graduate Coordinator – Baltasar Sardi Lopez

    Faculty Advisor:

    Prof. Fazil Najafi


    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