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Sunday, 23 October 2016 20:55

Our SHPE Indiana Team

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Leadership team Executive Board of Directors(EBOD) for SHPE Indiana 2018-2019

Magali Lopez
President of SHPE Indiana - Professional Development - Rolls Royce


Lourdes Palacio
VP - Professional Development - Rolls Royce


Ruben Barron
VP - Corporate Affairs and Business Strategy - consultant at SpringML Inc and owner of


 Armando Hernandez

VP of  Community Activities - Roche Diagnostics



Andres Tovar
VP - Education - IUPUI



Stephanie Lornard
VP Northern Indiana -  Technically Minder Talent - Owner




Graciela Roman

Secretary and Communications Chair- Cummins Engine




Juan P. Ardilla Zorro 

VP of Southern Indiana - Cummins Engine



 Ismael Garcia
Fundraising- Honda Manufacturing Indiana



 Eric Carrera

SHPE Jr Chapters Chair- Rolls Royce





 Shirley Echeverria

Memberships Cochair - Rolls Royce


Saturday, 22 October 2016 00:36


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Applications are now OPEN for the 2017 SHPE Indiana Scholarship.   Deadline is September 15th.   Apply today.  Download the application at the bottom of this page and submit all your scanned documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




For over 10 years, SHPE Indiana and Rolls Royce have partnered and awarded a one time scholarship to outstanding Hispanic engineering students.  The scholarship also comes with the opportunity to apply and be considered for a co-op opportunity job.    Deadline for applications is September 15th and scholarships are presented in our  SHPE Indiana - Rolls Royce Award ceremony    Do not miss this opportunity and apply today!  Following requirements:

  • You are a Senior HS students who are residents of Indiana enrolling in an Indiana college institution.
  • You are a College Freshmen to Seniors enrolled in Indiana colleges and currently pursing and engineering degree.
  • Preference is given to students majoring in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical and Computer Engineering.   Other majors are encouraged to apply.
  • You are a student of Hispanic descent.
  • GPA 2.8 or higher.
  • You are active in the Hispanic community or member of Hispanic community organization.
  • You want to change the world and are hunger to come and work for one of the best engineering companies of the world!
  • You should find the document at the bottom of this page or download it using the following link SHPEINDIANA_2017_SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION LINK.
  • Deadline is Sep 15 of each calendar day.


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Monday, 10 October 2016 01:24


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With the help of our sponsors we continue to have an impact in our community by fostering STEM education and providing scholarships to outstanding students, organizing STEM, and prfessional networking events with Hispanic professionals.  We have different levels of sponsorship to fit your diversity and community outreach company needs.   Contact us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 The Internet of Things - Sponsor MICROSOFT

During this professional Event, we partnered with Microsoft to bring a technology talk for our SHPE Indiana members.  Microsoft executives discussed importance several trends on the internet today.


Rolls Royce - Scholarship Award Ceremony

This is one of our annual events with our Gold sponsors Rolls Royce in which we present scholarships to outstanding High School and College students pursuing careers in Engineering.


Hackaton - IUPUI - Microsoft, Angies List and Allegient

An amazing Hackaton event that we organized and led with SHPE IUPUI chapter.   We had more than 10 teams presenting amazing software and hardware projects that they created in a time frame of 24 hours.   SHPE Indiana members and sponsors participated as coaches, consultants and helping with hints for the participant teams.     


Cummin Engines - 

Great event that we host every year with Cummin Engines in which SHPE Indiana/Cummins employees work with students in a worksshop to buld an engine



Monday, 10 October 2016 01:09

Become a Member

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SHPE-Indiana Member Benefits


Access to premier events such as the META, Noche de Ciencias, Hispanic heritage events, and keynote speeches by local Executive Hispanics in technology and engineering.

Expand your professional network by attending networking events with local New York City Hispanic engineers, technologists, and corporate representatives.

Receive job opportunities from our company sponsors only available to SHPE INDIANA members.

Access to SHPE Regional and National conferences as well as discounts for these events.

Complimentary subscription to the SHPE Magazine and Hispanic Business Magazine.

Peer networking opportunities and discounts at other SHPE seminars and conferences

Eligibility for Graduate School Scholarships

Eligibility for SHPE National Awards.


Membership Types


Regular/Professional Members ($65/year)


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, computer science, engineering technology, mathematics, physical science, or a mathematically based science field.

Associate Members ($55/year)

An associate member shall be a person who believes and supports the purpose of this corporation.

Recent College Graduate (Free)

Individuals who graduated less than six (6) months ago are eligible. This person will receive a one-year free Regular/Professional membership.

Lifetime Member ($1,000)


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. Membership dues for lifetime members will be waived in perpetuity. If you are interested in becoming a Lifetime Professional member, reach out to us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sign up now!

Monday, 10 October 2016 00:09

About SHPE Indiana

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Our Mission

 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.


Our Vision

SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.


History of SHPE Indiana

We are SHPE Indiana and are part of Region 6 of the the SHPE National organization.   Our chapter was founded in 2006 by Lourdes Palacio, Ruben Barron, Ana Dawes and Marna Renteria.  All of them successful  engineers working for the most prominent companies in the State Indiana.  The SHPE Indiana chapter was established with the idea  to create a networking group of Hispanic engineers who will serve as role models to the growing Hispanic community in the State of Indiana, provide networking opportunities  to its members,  serve as a link between engineering professionals and students with technology companies as well as  to provide career development tools and opportunities to members of our group. 

For over 10 years we have become the leading and only organization in the State of Indiana fostering STEM education among young Hispanics, hosting a variety of technology and scientific events with the best technology companies  and awarded scholarships to Hispanic students pursuing careers in science and engineering.  Moreover, SHPE Indiana has been instrumental in helping create new college student chapters as well as pioneers in establishing several junior SHPE High School chapter, planting early seeds for future engineers and scientists.  We are very proud of we have done but our journey is long.   Join our chapter and help us make our vision a reality.


 SHPE History

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the City of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.  The concept of networking was the essential basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.

SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science. For detailed information about SHPE as a national organization visit



Monday, 10 October 2016 00:06

SHPE Conference 2016

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This Fall Build Your Future at SHPE Conference 2016!

SHPE Conference is the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics and Latinos in the country. Each year, the SHPE Conference attracts over 5,000 engineering professionals, students and corporate representatives. The conference is an opportunity for engineering companies and corporations to recruit top talent from SHPE membership. In addition it provides educational, technical and career opportunities for professional and student engineers.

Our SHPE Indiana are attending.  Join us and register today.  

Register Today!