Get Involved with SHPE!

With more than one hundred chapter members, getting involved with a committee is easy to do. Browse through the committees below and join any upcoming meeting. If you have questions regarding any of these committees, you are welcome to email a member of the executive board.

Freshmen and new members

Community Service

Tuesdays | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

SHPE|UIUC Community Service Committee is a great way to not only get involved in SHPE but strive towards our goal of bettering the hispanic community. SHPE strives 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|UIUC Community Service accomplishes this through the variety of programs it hosts at all pre-college levels.

Elmer Perez |


High School Outreach

Sundays | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

SHPE's mission is to empower the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. Through the programs that the Outreach Committee organizes, SHPE will inspire the next generation of innovators this country needs! SHPE|UIUC aims to motivate minority students to pursue a higher education and increase the quantity of minorities in STEM fields.

Matthew Mota |



Sundays | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Fundraising committee is dedicated to generating funds within the University. We plan and execute all kinds of fundraisers from selling tamales on the quad to working a concession stand at ILLINI basketball home games. The funds generated from our sales go towards various SHPE|UIUC endeavors. Some fundraisers will have their proceeds donated to a charity and some will be kept to fund SHPE|UIUC. We use the funds to purchase equipment for the office or necessities for other committees. Other committees depend on corporate sponsors and our fundraising so they can run their programs or activites such as the chapter's HSV Program or to host this website. Also, our fundraising is sometimes used to subsidize SHPE|UIUC gear or conference travel.

Raymundo Muro Barrios |

Web Development


If you're looking to add web-development to your list of skills, observe how web-development is done, or are simply an experienced web developer looking to help with SHPE|UIUC's website then this is the committee for you. The Web Dev Committee works to meet the internet-driven, technological needs of SHPE|UIUC's e-board and general body. This often is in the form of updates to this website with new features or complete redesigns. We require no prior experience from an interested member.

Through the committee you'll gain experience that can be applied to a career in web development. The committee follows professional level practices to give our members practical experience. The Web Dev committee uses Github as a repository, code review system, and an issue tracker. Futhermore, our meetings are half Agile/Scrum and half teaching. The website is also built on the Rails Framework, currently one of the most popular web application frameworks.

Icabel Rodriguez |


External Committee

Mondays | 5:00 - 6:00 pm

The External committee helps members develop the professional skills they need to obtain and excel at the internship, research, or full time position they want. It is in charge of building and maintaining relationships with top engineering companies, so our members can have the opportunity to interact with corporate representatives through various events. The committee organizes many events throughout the year, such as corporate sponsored general body meetings, company socials, and professional workshops to improve resumes and interviewing skills. The committee is responsible for obtaining sponsorship for our society from different corporations.

Oscar Ortiz |


Technical Projects

Sundays | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

SHPE's Technical Projects Committee was founded with the purpose of exposing Engineers to real world problems and projects. Each year SHPE's Technical Projects Committee takes on on multiple projects ranging from robots for the Jerry Sanders Design Competition to smaller including for the Engineering Open House exhibits. The projects will be displayed in the Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois. During EOH, the projects will be displayed in the Mechanical Engineering Building where our projects are displayed in the Mechanical Engineering Building. The Technical Projects Committee is where a lot of students get their first taste of hands on engineering that will serve them well in their careers.

Selena Torres |

New Member Round Table

Sundays | 5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Roundtable (RT) was created in the 1993-94 year in order to develop new SHPE members into leaders of the organization. The RT works by creating a microcosm of the chapter. It is composed of mainly freshman but is open to any new members. The committee then elects its own e-board. Throughout the school year, members of the RT, elected or not, think of and plan multiple events focused around SHPE's five pillars (Academics, Community Outreach, Chapter Development, Leadership and Professional Development).

Monica Fernandez |




The MemberSHPE Committee is in charge of tracking membership status records, coordinating SHPE|UIUC's internal mentor program (PartnerSHPE), and organizing social activities. Our efforts promote a strong sense of familia and build lasting memories for our organization's members.

Juan Cepeda |


Executive Board

Sundays | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

We welcome all members to come to the E-Board meetings. Here we meet with all the committee leaders and discuss current and future events and logistics.

Tony Calles |

Graduate Development

Mondays | 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Our team's goal is to expose and prepare undergraduates for graduate study through professional and academic development workshops hosted throughout the year. We work with staff from the College of Engineering and the Graduate College to provide professional guidance on graduate development. This includes preparing and improving graduate program applications, optimizing experiences in research internships and careers, and sharpening communication skills as scientists. Our mission aligns with SHPE National's in that we are providing a platform to increase minority participation and success at the graduate academic level.

Federico Cifuentes-Urtubey |