SHPE granted a chapter to UMCP in May 1988 to a group of 27 Hispanic students. Since then, SHPE-UMD chapter has been an organization of diverse students in engineering and science at the University of Maryland. SHPE strives to support the professional growth, the development of social responsibility, the assurance of educational opportunities for students as well as long-term achievements of Hispanic self-determination and self-actualization. SHPE-UMD's goal is to assist students in all engineering and science fields with their academic and professional development.
Our members have continuously shown an amazing commitment to the SHPE mission as thousand upon thousands of hours of community service have been contributed.
For this and other work, SHPE-UMD has won prestigious awards. Awarded by SHPE National. In 2010 National Conference three of our members placed top three in the Extreme Engineering Challenge competition. In 2011 at ETLC we won the Academic Bowl and were awarded most improved chapter and chapter of the year in the North-East Region. SHPE-UMD has also been awarded numerous of other awards on the University of Maryland campus by MICA and OMSE.