The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers has been a part of the University of Arizona community
since 1982. In the past 30 plus years, SHPE UA has been committed to supporting its members while
they complete their undergraduate career, and as they continue forward. Our organizations goal is to
have a positive impact on our community by opening a door to STEM. We achieve this goal through the
strength of our membership which extends past the students at the University of Arizona, alumni and
professionals who have come through and were supported by our SHPE chapter have turned back
around to help those who follow them reach their fullest potential.
Speak to any SHPEUA member, old or new, and ask them the following question: “What made you stay
with SHPE?”. I can guarantee that most will tell you the reason they stuck with SHPE was the strong
sense of Familia. Over the generations of SHPE members to come through our chapter, we have all
developed close bonds to one another as well as created a support network with each other to reach
SHPE UA has been regarded as one of the best engineering clubs on campus as well as recognized
nationally for our accomplishments in leadership, academics, professional development, and community
service. We strive to ensure that there are opportunities for everyone who comes to SHPE with no
regard to their year, major, ethnicity, or post-graduate interests. Everyone who joins us does so for a
reason, whether it was to make an impact in our community through various community outreach
events, or to develop their professional skills. There is always an opportunity for anyone who is ready to
take the next step towards their future.
SHPE is here to help students give back to the community, develop their skills, receive internship
opportunities, become leaders and develop a network that will last their entire lives. We challenge
our members to fulfill their goals while taking advantage of the opportunities we have available. So
welcome to SHPE and welcome to the Familia.
Azahel Cordova Arvizu