Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers

Sacramento Chapter at California State University, Sacramento

What is Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)?

Leading Hispanics in STEM

SHPE is the nation’s largest association dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in the STEM field.


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.

Our Purpose

To promote Professional Development among our members in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

To reveal members' full potential and to provide opportunities to develop their leadership skills

To achieve Academic Excellence and Retention among members

To unify and sustain the chapter through recruitment, retainment, fundraising & networking

To inspire Hispanic youth to pursue higher education through awareness, access & support in STEM

To reciprocate the abundant support from the scholastic, local & Hispanic communities
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Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

5 Septemer 2023

First General Meeting
By SHPE Board

Join us for our first Fall 23' SHPE meeting on Zoom.
Join us for our first general meeting of the Fall 23 semester! We will be introducing the 2023-2024 SHPE Board and discussing upcoming events. Use the meeting link in the Meeting Details section to join us at the specified time. Members will have the opportunity to meet the new board, and new peers, and learn about upcoming events.

19 Septemer 2023

Special Guests Siemens Mobility
By Siemens Mobility

Join us for the opportunity to meet with the members of Siemens Mobility.
Join us for the opportunity to network with the members of Siemens Mobility. Come on by enjoy some food, and learn about the company and the opportunities they have to offer. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to network with professionals and gain new connections.

26 Septemer 2023

Mock Interview Workshop
By Whiting-Turner

Join us for the opportunity to gain interview experience with Whiting-Turner.
Prepare for your next interview by joining our Mock Interview Workshop featuring special guests from Whiting-Turner. Bring a copy of your resume and take this opportunity to gain an interview

3 October 2023

SHPE Alumni Panel: Inspiring Success
By SHPE Alumni

Join us and SHPE Alumni for an info session.
Come join us for a panel of SHPE Alumni who will be sharing their experiences and advice on how to navigate the professional world. This is a great opportunity to learn from those who have been in your shoes and have gone on to be successful in their careers. This is also a great opportunity to network with professionals and gain new connections. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to network with professionals.

10 October 2023

Special Guests General Motors
By General Motors

Does the thought of interning at General Motors rev up your engines? Join us to increase your career trajectory by listening to professionals from General Motors. This event is an opportunity to gain new connections, and learn about the paths professionals have taken to get to where they are today. Don't miss out on this great opportunity and join us October 10th at 6 PM.

17 October 2023

Resume & Elevator Pitch Workshop
By SHPE Board

Your resume is the key that opens many doors in the competitive fields of Engineering, and your elevator pitch is the introduction that can set a stage for great career advancements. Join us for this workshop which aims at not only getting your resume polished up but to make it stand out among the many engineering talents worldwide. We will also be having elevator pitch practice sessions to help you get comfortable with introducing yourself to professionals. Don't miss out on this opportunity presented by the SHPE board. See you there!

14 November 2023

Graduate Panel
By SHPE Board

Finish the semester strong and join us for a general meeting on November 14th. We will be having a graduate panel where you can ask questions about graduate school and learn about the experiences of those who have gone through the process. We will also be discussing upcoming events and opportunities. Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

28 November 2023

Special Guests Underground Construction
By Underground Construction Co

Elevate your professional network with the Underground Construction Company. This meeting will allow you to interact and learn from industry professionals. Whether you're curious about the latest trends in construction, seeking career advice, or exploring potential career pathways our guests are here to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have.

7 September 2021

First General Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year!
Meet the 2021-2022 Board!

Join us on Tuesday, September 7, at 7PM on Zoom!
We will be introducing the 2021-2022 California State University, Sacramento, SHPE Board. Members will have a chance to see what each officer has in store for their subcommittees. Use the meeting link in the Meeting Details section to join us on the specified time.

21 September 2021

Developing Effective Study Habits
by Director of Academics, Mehak Walia

Mehak will present to SHPE members about how to manage their time, developing effective study habits, and providing a virtual space on Zoom for members to study.

5 October 2021

Journey of a Professional
by Manny Diaz, Director of Professional Development

Manny presents the journey of a professional with professional guests. CSUS alumni working at General Motors also presents.

29 October 2021

Social Event: Corn Maze
by Arturo Maldonado

Event Coordinator, Arturo Maldonado, plans our first social event of the school year! We'll be going to do a Corn Maze at Cool Patch Pumpkins! See the flyer for more information.

2 November 2021

General Meeting: Navigating the Professional World
by SHPE Officers

Join us at our general meeting to learn from your SHPE officers about elevator pitches, using Overleaf to create professional-looking documents, setting up a LinkedIn profile, navigating company websites, putting yourself out there in job hiring websites, using Canvas graphic editor, and email etiquette.

3 November 2021

Leatherby's Fundraiser
by Arturo Maldonado

Grab some ice cream and make friends with your club mates at Leatherby's! See the flyer for more information.

1 March 2022

Webmaster Presentation: Build Your Own FREE Website
by Zamir Omaid

Zamir will be presenting how you could build your own FREE website.

3-6 March 2022

Regional Leadership Development Conference Region 1 (RLDC1)

Sign up for our annual SHPE conference for great professional events and to network with regional SHPE members. Click the link to find out more information: Be on the lookout for a potential stipend.

9 March 2022

Fundraiser: Round Table Pizza in the Union
by Arturo Maldonado

Help raise funds by buying some pizza at Round Table's in the University Union. See the flyer for more information.

13 September 2022

Let us welcome you to the first general meeting of the 2022-2023 school year!
Meet the 2022-2023 Board!

Join us on Tuesday, September 13, at 6PM in person or on Zoom!
Welcome to Fall semester at CSUS! Meet your club officers, club advisor, and new members! Hear about announcements and how to become an active member of SHPE. Use the Zoom link up above to join us at the appointed time or head over to the Dolores Huerta Boardroom in the Riverfront Building.

27 September 2022

Presentation by PG&E!
Join us on Tuesday, September 27, at 6PM in person or on Zoom!

Join us on Tuesday, September 27, at 6PM in person or on Zoom!
Come on over to hear what our speakers have to share about their experience with PG&E, enjoy goodies that they brought, and be prepared with questions for our PG&E guests!

11 October 2022

SHPE Resume Workshop
By Marco Murillo

Enhance your resume and stand out! Marco will help members improve their resume that reflects their knowledge and skills in a professional manner.

25 October 2022

Elevator Pitch Workshop
By Angel Madriz

Join Angel and our guest speaker to prepare a persuasive speech that will spark interest from employers.

1 November 2022

Halloween Salsa Night
Join us on Tuesday, November 1, from 6PM to 8PM in person.

Join us on Tuesday, November 1, at 6PM in person.
Get your groove on! Come on over to learn some salsa and join in on our costume contest for an opportunity to win a prize. Check out the newsletter for more information.

14 February 2023

First General Meeting of the Spring 2023 semester!
Meet the familia!

Join us on Tuesday, February 14, at 7PM on Zoom!
Get ready for the Spring 2023 semester with the first SHPE club meeting! Meet the 2023 CSUS SHPE Board and find out what the board has planed for the upcoming semester.

28 February 2023

Guest Speaker!
by George Cairo

Join us on Tuesday, February 28, at 6PM on Zoom!
Get ready for another SHPE club meeting where we'll have a special guest speaker from Google, George Cairo, an alumni of CSUS who will share his experiences as an engineer. George will provide valuable insights into his career journey, and give advice on how to succeed in the tech industry.

14 March 2023

PI Day General Meeting!
Join us for our 'pie'-oneering general meeting

Join us on Zoom for a fun-filled Pi Day SHPE club meeting on March 14 at 6PM.
This meeting will be a great opportunity to network with other SHPE members, learn from each other, and discuss upcoming events and initiatives for the rest of the semester. Don't miss out on the fun celebration of Pi Day and the chance to connect with like-minded individuals.

28 March 2023

Professional Development Workshop
By SHPE Board

Join us for our upcoming Professional Development Workshop on Zoom.
Don't miss our upcoming Professional Development Workshop, where we'll help you sharpen your career skills and expand your professional network. We'll cover key topics like crafting an impressive resume, acing job interviews, and building a strong network. This workshop is designed for members at all stages of their career.

11 April 2023

General Meeting
By SHPE Board

Join us for our upcoming SHPE general meeting on Zoom.
Don't miss our next SHPE general meeting where we'll update you on upcoming events and initiatives. It's a great opportunity to connect with fellow members and share your ideas. Everyone is welcome!

25 April 2023

Special Guest: Dell
By Dell

Join us for our upcoming SHPE meeting on Zoom.
Get ready for our upcoming SHPE club meeting featuring a special guest from Dell. Our guest will share their experience and valuable advice in how to excel in your career. Don't miss this unique chance to gain insights and learn from an industry professional during this informative event.

9 May 2023

Last General Meeting
By SHPE Board

Join us for our last Spring 23' SHPE meeting on Zoom.
Join us for the final SHPE club meeting of the Spring 2023 semester! We'll discuss the highlights of the semester and network with one another for a final time. Share your favorite moments from the semester, reflect on our accomplishments, and look forward to future opportunities with the SHPE familia.

SHPE Officers

Meet our amazing leaders!
President Marco Murillo

Marco Murillo


Hello SHPE! My name is Marco Murillo and I am a 4th year majoring in Mechanical Engineer. I will be the President for the 2023-2024 academic year. I was born in San Jose but raised in Vacaville. My favorite hobbies are playing the guitar, soccer, and hanging out with friends. I look forward to working with you all!

Vice President Osvaldo Arias Larios
Osvaldo Arias Larios
Vice President

Hello everyone! I am Osvaldo Arias, I am the SHPE Vice President for the 2023-2024 school year. I am a third year Electrical Engineering major here at Sacramento State. My hobbies include hanging out with friends, trying new foods, and going to the gym. If you ever have anyone interested in the club feel free to reach out. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with everyone and I look forward to a great year!

Treasurer Erick Galeno
Erick Galeno

Hello everyone! I am Erick Galeno, I am the SHPE Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year.

Treasurer Eduardo Hernandez
Eduardo Hernandez
Communications Executive

Hello everyone! I am Eduardo Hernandez, I am the SHPE Communications Executive for the 2023-2024 school year.

Director of Academics Wilder Mazariegos
Wilder Mazariegos
Director of Academics

Hola SHPE Familia! I am a Civil Engineering undergraduate senior interested in Structural Engineering. I have been a part of Sacramento State's SHPE chapter since Fall 2019 and have held various officer positions. For the 2020-2021 academic year, I served as the Director of Membership. For the 2021-2022 school year, I held the Vice-President position. For the 2022-23 I held the Treasurer roll. I am currently the Director of Academics for the Fall 2023. I'm a first-generation Hispanic college student with a passion for engineering. I look forward to meeting you all and I hope to see you at SHPE events!

Director of Outreach Josue Garcia Lopez
Josue Garcia Lopez
Director of Outreach

Hello SHPE, my name is Josue S. Garcia and I am a second year EEE major with focus in power design. My motivation to be a SHPE officer is loving to help people and loving to see how everyone is special in their own way, making connections with people like me and overall being extroverted. I am very excited to be part of SHPE as it has been a big part of my upbringing in Sac state so far and that I want to reach and help as many people as possible. Hope to see you around.

Durector of Professional Development Angel Rico-Madriz
Angel Rico-Madriz
Director of Professional Development

Hello SHPE! It is my second year as a transfer student from Cabrillo College. I was born and raised in Watsonville, CA. As a mechanical engineering student, I am passionate about using technology to help protect and restore important ecosystems, such as wetlands and forests. I am currently working as a Power Systems Engineering Intern at the California ISO. I served at the President of the Cabrillo Aerospace Club, where I started Project Seed Drop, an effort to use drones to restore Watsonville's Wetlands and promote carbon sequestration. I was also selected to be a part of Cabrillo College's Cabrillo Engineering Abroad team, where we traveled to Costa Rica to help coffee farmers transition to organic and sustainable farming. In addition to this, I was chosen to participate in NASA's NCAS program, in which I designed a rover for a conceptual lunar mission. During my free time, I like to be enjoy nature and practice my creativity through music, writing, Lego building, and photography, among many other things! I look forward to being your Director of Professional Development!

Director of Memebership Charles Thrope Barbier
Charles Thorpe Barbier
Director of Membership

Hello and hola, fellow members! My name is Charles and I am a third-year Mechanical Engineering major and Mathematics minor. I've been part of Sac State SHPE since Fall 2019 and I am also going to be Director of Membership for the 2023-2024 school year. I have many hobbies that I love to do like hanging out with friends, eat some good food, play video games, watch movies & anime, and so much more that I cannot list in this bio. I am looking forward to work with this chapter for the 2023-2024 school year!

Director of Events Antonio Soriano
Antonio Soriano
Director of Events

Hello SHPE Familia!! My name is Antonio Soriano and I’m majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in aerospace or robotics. I’m a transfer student from Napa Valley College. I was introduced to SHPE while I was there and I’ve been involved with SHPE since then. So far, I’ve enjoyed being involved with this community because it brought me so many opportunities I couldn’t done alone. I look forward in meeting everyone and making new friends

Webmaster Fernando Mendoza
Fernando Mendoza

Hello SHPE familia! I am a Junior studying Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. I have a strong passion for programming and have experience with NodeJS, Python, and Java. My interest lies in web development and I have a track record of working as a Full-stack developer. I am happy to be onboard as a webmaster and hope to make it a great year!

Webmaster Sergio Rodriguez
Sergio Rodriguez

My name is Sergio Rodriguez and I am a 2nd year Computer Science major at CSUS. I am passionate about learning how to use Computers to create useful programs and express my creativity, so I take pride in being one of the Webmasters for SHPE. I am happy to contribute to the community here at SHPE with my knowledge of Web Development.

Historian Ruben Ortega
Ruben Ortega

Hello my name is Ruben Ortega and I’m a 4th year computer science major and your SHPE historian. I run the instagram and Facebook for SHPE. I also make the flyers for the general meetings.

Officer Committees

Click the symbol above each committee to join!

The Webmaster Committee is an essential part of the Sac SHPE chapter as so many individuals utilize the web services to obtain current information about events, resources for information about scholarships and current officer and chapter information, and other opportunities. The website includes a webpage to sign up and join the Sac SHPE chapter which needs to be maintained and encourage students to become members. We provide easy and quick access to joining our chapter as well as for information that our members and the Sac State community can access. We will be working on the website and help committee members become better web developers and leaders. A student of any major is encouraged to join.

About Sacramento SHPE Chapter

Check us out on Discord below where we have most of our communication!

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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