Join SHPE

SHPE is an organization of students and professionals interested in developing professional and leadership skills, networking, and advancing career goals. Become part of the SHPE Familia and find support wherever you go with over 250 chapters and 10,000 members across the nation.


To apply visit SHPE Connect and create an account. Select Region 1 and the appropriate membership type.


Membership Benefits

Scholarships and Fellowships

  • More than $500,000 in scholarship offerings

Employment Opportunities

  • Internship, fellowships & co-op opportunities
  • Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center where you can share your résumé with top employers and search for job openings
  • Tips on résumé writing and interview skills

Networking Opportunities

  • Meet other members at various social and professional mixers
  • Interact with company representatives at corporate events

Leadership Development

Professional, career, & leadership training offered at our various events:

  • Annual SHPE National Conference
  • National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA)
  • Regional Leadership Development Conferences (RLDC)
  • Management Growth Training (MGT)
  • Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)
  • Discounted registration to SHPE National, Regional & Local events

Membership Types

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. 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.
For persons who qualify for regular membership and have graduated less than six (6) months ago. This person will receive a one year free membership and is entitled to all mentioned above.
A Regular/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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The goals of this 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.