SHPE: Society of Hispanic
Professional Engineers 

University of Rochester Chapter

Become part of our Familia


About Us

SHPE promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity. 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 is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science.


Yeidi Yuja Vaquiz Profile

Yeidi Yuja Vaquiz

Marvin Calderon Profile

Marvin Calderon

Programming/Event Chair
Christopher Ayavaca Profile

Christopher Ayavaca

Conference Coordinator
Andrea Guartan Profile

Andrea Guartan

Publicity Chair
Breanna Jaigua Profile

Breanna Jaigua

Britney Gallardo Velez Profile

Britney Gallardo Velez

Corporate and Alumni Outreach Chair
Helen German Vargas Profile

Helen German Vargas

Thais Yabar Herrera Profile

Thais Yabar Herrera

Henry Lazo Profile

Henry Lazo

Business Manager
Megan Driscoll Profile

Megan Driscoll


SHPE's Values

The following are the 4 values that SHPE embodies in everything we do.


We take responsibility for our collective strength and passion by developing communities, building a diverse and inclusive membership, and challenging each other to be our best.


We act on a foundation of service. We commit to deliver the highest levels of quality, integrity, and ethical behavior. We act with empathy, patience, and understanding.


We value formal education and professional development. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and renewal. We learn from successes, setbacks, and each other.


We embrace our diverse cultures and communities, which enable us to adapt, thrive, and persist with optimism.

Connect with Alumni

Join our Network!

Our alumni provide us with mentorship and support. Our alumni work in industry fields ranging from aerospace to manufacturing. Join our LinkedIn Group at

¡Somos Familia!

We are brought together by heritage, social responsibility and the desire to improve the equality of everyone through science and technology. We value excellence in education, professional pursuits and leadership. We obtain such excellence through the integrity of our leaders, the empowerment of our members, the achievement of our student body, the diversity among chapters across the United States, and the continuous improvement to our organization.

Join us at the SHPE National Convention!

2017 SHPE National Convention

2018 SHPE National Convention

2019 SHPE National Convention

University of Rochester takes over Convention

  • November 2017

    SHPE in Kansas City!

  • November 2018

    After Gina's presentation for Caterpillar Inc.

  • November 2016

    Our first SHPE National Convention in Seattle!

  • November 2018

    SHPE Member presenting at the SHPE Symposium

Welcome to our Familia











Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

United States