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SHPE changes 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-UIC History

SHPE-UIC started as the Latino Association Supporting Engineering Careers (LASEC) in 1980 here at UIC. Soon after its inception, it became associated with SHPE and thereafter changed its name to SHPE-UIC. Since then, we have always remained one of the biggest and most active organizations on campus.