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.

SHPE Region 4

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is divided into seven different regions. Each Region is comprised of several schools that share the same geographic location. Region Four is comprised of 15 chapters. 

SHPE at Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh SHPE Student Chapter was established in 2001 by Dr. Sylvanus N. Wosu, Assistant Dean for Diversity. Ever since, a group of dedicated undergraduate and graduate students have been working very hard to promote diversity at this University.