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The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is a familia of members who support each other in fulfilling SHPE’s mission. Whether you are a student, parent, or professional, you can benefit from SHPE membership.

Member Benefits include the following:

  • More than $300,000 in scholarship offerings.
  • Internship, fellowships & co-op opportunities.
  • Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center.
  • Tips on resumé writing and interview skills.
  • Professional, career, & leadership training.
  • Discounted registration to SHPE National, Regional & Local events.
  • Competition opportunities to test your academic and technical talent.
  • Lifelong networking opportunities with leading industry professionals, fellow students, corporate representatives and SHPE leaders.
  • Become part of the SHPE Familia and find support wherever you go with over 250 chapters and 10,000 members across the nation!

Membership Types


Junior Member ($5)
Junior membership is open to all high school and middle school students interested in pursuing a career path and/or college education in engineering, math, physical, applied, and computer science majors. If your school does not have a chapter or if you choose not to be affiliated with your middle/high school chapter on your campus, you will be considered an “At-Large Member” classified by your geographical region. Members “At-Large” receive the same benefits as those who belong to a chapter.

Undergraduate Member ($10)
Student membership is open to all engineering, math, physical, applied, and computer science majors. All others are invited to become associate members. Graduate students have the option to join SHPE either as a student or Professional Chapter. If you choose not to be affiliated with a chapter on your campus, you will be considered an “At-Large Member,” classified by your geographical region. Members “At-Large” receive the same benefits as those who belong to a chapter.

Recent Graduate Member (Complimentary)
For persons who qualify for regular membership and have graduated less than six (6) months ago. To be eligible for this membership option, the individual must have held prior student membership as an Undergraduate or Graduate. This person will receive a one year free membership and is entitled to all mentioned above.

Graduate Member ($15)
Student membership is open to all engineering, math, physical, applied, and computer science majors. All others are invited to become associate members. Graduate students have the option to join SHPE either with a Student or Professional Chapter or Region At Large. If you choose not to be affiliated with a Student Chapter on your campus or a Professional Chapter in your area, you will be considered an “At-Large Member,” classified by your geographical region. Members “At-Large” receive the same benefits as those who belong to a chapter.

Professional Member ($65)
A Professional member shall be a person who at a minimum holds an engineer-in-training certificate or a bachelor’s degree in any discipline of engineering, engineering technology, mathematics, physical science or a mathematically based science field. Six years of experience as an engineer or in a mathematically based science field or engineering educator may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree. Regular/Professional members shall be entitled to cast one vote in elections of officers and all business that the Board of Directors refers to the membership. Regular/Professional members may hold a Board position.

Associate Members ($55)
An Associate Member shall be a person who believes and supports the purpose of this corporation. He/she shall not be entitled to nominate, vote nor hold a position in the Board. Associated members shall be extended all privileges of a Regular/Professional member less those exempted above.

Lifetime Regular/Professional Member ($1,000)
A Lifetime Professional member shall be a person who at a minimum holds an engineer-in-training certificate or a bachelor’s degree in any discipline of engineering, engineering technology, mathematics, physical science or a mathematically based science or technical field. Six years of experience as an engineer or in a mathematically based science or technical field or engineering educator may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree. Membership dues for lifetime members will be waived in perpetuity.

Lifetime Associate Member ($800)
A Lifetime Associate member does not qualify for Lifetime Professional status but supports and encourages the members, purpose, and mission of SHPE. Membership dues for lifetime members will be waived in perpetuity.

Honorary Members (Complimentary)
Honorary members shall be individuals who have been awarded a membership by the corporation’s Board of Directors. Honorary members shall not be entitled to nominate, vote or hold a position on the Board.
-They shall be persons who have accomplished an outstanding achievement in their engineering or scientific profession.
-Persons who have participated beyond requirement for the advancement of Hispanic persons in the field of engineering or science.

SWE Joint Membership ($110 +$20 fee for new applicants)
Joint membership with SWE further promotes an inclusive environment with SHPE and SWE. The goals of this important partnership program are to improve networking opportunities and expand professional development programs for Hispanic women engineers. This is a discounted rate available for those who wish to join both organizations. For more information please visit the SWE Membership website

 

Renewing Your Membership


Existing members, you can renew your membership online! No need to fill out an application again.

Log in to SHPEConnect. Once logged in, you should see the Join/Renew Membership tab on the webpage.

If you have any membership questions, please contact the Membership Department at membership@shpe.org.