A Membership for Everyone

SHPE is welcoming, warm, and inclusive. We take great pride in offering affordable memberships for everyone because our goal is more Hispanics thriving in STEM

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Leading Hispanics in STEM

Welcome home.

Being a Hispanic in STEM can sometimes feel isolating. Through the power of Familia, SHPE has been uniting and guiding Hispanics in STEM for more than 45 years. Our members often chant the phrase, “SHPE for Life.” They say this because they’ve found their community. Their home. No matter your age, location, or level of experience in STEM, there’s a place for you at the SHPE table.


Our Membership Types

Junior Membership: $5

Junior membership is open to all middle and high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Benefits include:

  • Participation in your local Noche de Ciencias
  • Opportunities for scholarships to graduating seniors
  • Access to a nationwide network of industry leaders and peers
  • Guidance for you and your parents to support your goals

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Undergraduate Membership: $10

Undergraduate membership is open to all college students studying science, technology, engineering, or math.

Benefits include:

  • Access to more than $300,000 in scholarship offerings each year
  • Internship, fellowship, and co-op opportunities
  • Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center
  • Tips for resumé writing and interviewing
  • Professional development
  • Leadership training
  • Mentoring from a professional member
  • Discounted registration to national, regional, and local SHPE events
  • Competition and award opportunities
  • Access to a nationwide network of industry leaders and peers

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Graduate Membership: $15

Graduate membership is open to all graduate and doctorate students studying science, technology, engineering, or math. Graduate students have the option to join SHPE either with a Student or Professional Chapter or Region-At-Large.

Benefits include:

  • Graduate membership offers all of the same benefits as Undergraduate membership, with an emphasis on exploring a career in either industry or academia.

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Recent Graduate Membership: Free!

Congrats on graduating! All recent college graduates who are existing SHPE members are eligible for a free year of membership.

Benefits include:

  • Recent Graduate membership benefits include all the benefits of a SHPE Professional membership (outlined below)

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Professional Membership: $65

Professional membership is open to all STEM professionals who hold an engineer-in-training certificate or a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or math. No matter if you’re looking to enhance your professional brand, develop your leadership skills, build your network, or give back to your community–a Professional membership with SHPE offers it all.

Benefits include:

  • Access to a nationwide network of industry leaders and peers
  • Discounted registration to national, regional, and local SHPE events
  • Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center
  • Professional development
  • Leadership training
  • Volunteer and mentoring opportunities
  • Voting privileges in SHPE elections
  • Eligibility to run and hold office on the SHPE Board

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Associate Membership: $55

Associate membership is open to anyone who believes in our vision and wants to participate. Associate members benefit from our Career Center, professional development, mentorship, and all other programming.

Benefits include:

  • Associate membership benefits include all the benefits of a SHPE Professional membership with the exception that he/she shall not be entitled to nominate, vote, nor hold a position on the Board.

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Lifetime Professional & Associate Membership

  • Lifetime Professional: $1,000
  • Lifetime Associate Membership: $800

This category of membership is shared by an elite group of individuals who have made a lifetime commitment to support SHPE’s mission and goals.

A Lifetime Professional membership is open to all STEM professionals who hold an engineer-in-training certificate or a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or math, and who are willing to pay this one-time-only membership cost.

A Lifetime Associate membership is open to anyone who does not qualify for Lifetime Professional status but supports and encourages the members, purpose, and mission of SHPE and is willing to pay this one-time-only membership cost.

Benefits include:

  • SHPE Lifetime membership benefits include all the benefits of a SHPE Professional membership.
  • Membership dues are waived in perpetuity.
  • 10% discount to all national SHPE events including NILA and National Convention
  • Exclusive SHPE Lifetime Member lapel pin
  • Invite-only access to the annual Lifetime Member Reception at National Convention

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SHPE/Society of Women Engineers Joint Membership:

  • $110 for Professionals
  • $25 for Students

    Joint membership with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) further promotes the collaborative partnership between SHPE and SWE. The goals of this program are to improve networking opportunities and expand professional development 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.


    No chapter? No problem.

    If your school, city, or organization does not have a chapter or if you choose not to be affiliated with your local chapter, you will be considered an “At-Large Member” in your geographical region. You will receive all of the same benefits as members who belong to a chapter.

    Go here to find your Professional or Student Chapter Maps.

    We can't wait to have you in our Familia.

    Joining SHPE marks the beginning of something great. You’re committing to your future, the future of our Hispanic community, and the future of STEM.