SHPE at UCR is an interdisciplinary engineering organization. We pride ourselves in not only being able to improve ourselves in a professional, academic, and innovative way but in our ability to give back to the community through outreach. Overall, we have proved that we can prepare members for the real world, outside of their undergraduate career, whether it be in graduate school, the industry, or anything else.
SHPE's mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
SHPE at UCR strives to serve professional and academic development events through resume workshops, career-building presentations, and guest speakers from the industry, graduate school, and more. We provide resources such as the MentorSHPE program, to not only help improve underclassmen's experience but to solidify the bond and create a professional network among our members. In addition, we host our very own Noche de Ciencias, or 'Science Night', to provide an opportunity to educate parents of middle and high school students about a college education.
Our Five Pillars
Here at the UC Riverside chapter, leadership development means to help our board and general members develop leadership skills that make them more reliable, responsible and notable in the workplace. SHPE offers various leadership positions from which our members can earn valuable skills from. Whether it be by joining a committee or applying for a board position, SHPE seeks to fortify each member's leadership skills through various leadership conferences like the Regional Leadership Development Conference (RLDC) and the National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA).
SHPE at UCR strives to give our members the opportunity to grow and develop professionally, preparing them with the skills necessary to succeed both as a student and post-graduation. Members are encouraged to network with industry leaders and professionals through conferences such as the Regional Leadership Development Conference and the SHPE National Convention. In addition, members benefit from countless workshops and events on campus that provide the opportunity to build resumes, improve interview skills, and gain insights on research fields and the workplace within industry. Through this professional development, we hope to continue to build the leaders and engineers of tomorrow.
SHPE at UCR prioritizes academics. Our goal is to create an environment where our members are able to rely on each other for the academic support. By joining SHPE UCR our members are able to meet students within the same area of study who can guide them through tough obstacles and can offer advice. As fellow engineers our alumni and members are always willing to lend a hand. Through study sessions, GRE workshops, and mentorship programs we are able to offer academic support for all our members.
At SHPE UCR we aim to give our members a strong base for the Hispanic engineering community to network, build professional relationships and to provide a support structure able to take them onto their first career. We achieve this by hosting professional events, socials, mentoring, and outreach to the community to develop quality engineers and leaders for the future.
SHPE at UCR looks to enrich our community with STEM knowledge through outreach. SHPE’s outreach efforts include peer-based mentorship programs, community engagement events, and the establishment of a SHPE chapter at local high schools. As one of the five pillars of SHPE, outreach is key in community engagement by providing STEM activities and panels promoting the pursuit of higher education in our community. Through organizing and the help of UCR student volunteers, we provide resources and a network to K-12 students and their families.