About Us

Mission

SHPE is a leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in science, technology, math and science.

Chapter History

The SHPE Auburn University student chapter was founded in September 2010 to create an organization where Hispanics from engineering, math and science majors can come together. Under the leadership of the chapter’s first president Khristine Pizarro, the first step was to convince fifteen students to join the chapter in order to comply with the rules set by the Office of Student Involvement at Auburn University. This was done by sending emails to all the Hispanic students enrolled in engineering, posting flyers and speaking about SHPE in classes.

After the election of the officers, we worked hard to write the constitution and bylaws of our chapter. We received the approval of provisional student chapter status on November 19, 2010 from the Student Organizations Office. On November 27, 2012, the chapter received permanent student chapter status at the University and acquired a student office in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

We would like to recognize the tremendous support we have received from Dr. Virginia A. Davis, who became our advisor and has volunteered guidance and support throughout this new journey. We also want to thank Dr. George Flowers, Dean of the Graduate School, for contributions and support.

Executive Board

  • Denise German - President

    Mechanical Engineering
    Junior
    dmg0027@auburn.edu
  • Matt Curran - Vice President

    Chemical Engineering
    Senior
    mjc0031@auburn.edu
  • Katie Curran - Treasurer

    Chemical Engineering
    Junior
    kmc0083@auburn.edu
  • Christian Campos - Secretary

    Mechanical Engineering
    Junior
    cjc0052@auburn.edu
  • Jeffrey Fergus - Advisor

    Department of Materials Engineering
    Professor
    ferguje@auburn.edu