LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) has announced that Westinghouse Electric Company is the 50th corporate partner to join SHPE's Industrial PartnerSHPE Council (IPC). SHPE's core group of industry partners -- the Industrial PartnerSHPE Council -- strengthens and supports SHPE with a mission to advance the organization and its members' professional and academic success. IPC members invest $37,500 annually and meet four times a year. In addition, many IPC representatives provide SHPE with industry perspectives, development tools and other in-kind services and support. In turn, IPC members benefit from increased access to quality Hispanic students and professionals in engineering and technical disciplines. "Several years ago, SHPE set a goal as an organization to increase the number of Industrial PartnerSHPE Council members, as they play an essential role in helping us achieve our mission," said Diana Gomez, SHPE National President. "As the source for quality Hispanic engineers and technical talent, we rely on these industry partners to provide professional expertise, connections to jobs and internships, and financial support to help us carry out our programs. We are thrilled to have reached our goal of 50 members in the Industrial PartnerSHPE Council, and thank all of our corporate partners for their commitment to the engineering profession and the Hispanic community." The IPC funds a variety of SHPE projects strategically aimed at increasing the capability and number of Hispanics in the fields of engineering and science. The financial commitment of IPC members supports pre-college outreach, scholarships, leadership training for members, organizational infrastructure development, the national SHPE Conference, professional and board training and development, an "executive on loan" program, and professional chapter outreach programs. "This is a major milestone for SHPE, the nation's largest Hispanic technical professional organization," said Miguel Alemany, Director, Global Commercial Products Group at Procter and Gamble, and an IPC chair for two years. "It is a vote of confidence in SHPE that 50 top companies in the industry strongly support this organization and an example of SHPE's positive growth. I am personally very excited to welcome the latest partner in our commitment to support engineering education in the Hispanic community." In 1992, SHPE's IPC had 13 members, compared to 50 members today. The complete list of 2007 SHPE IPC members follows: 3M Intel Corporation Accenture John Deere American Airlines Johnson & Johnson Anheuser-Busch Companies Kimberly-Clark Corporation BAE Systems Lyondell Chemicals Bechtel Lockheed Martin Corporation Boston Scientific Medtronic, Inc. BP America, Inc. Merck & Co., Inc. Caterpillar Microsoft Corporation Chevron Corporation Northrop Grumman Cisco Systems, Inc. Procter and Gamble Cummins, Inc. Raytheon Company DaimlerChrysler Corporation Texas Instruments Dell The Boeing Company Delta Air Lines, Inc. The Clorox Company Dow Chemical Toyota Dupont U.S. Army RDECOM Exxon Mobil Corporation U.S. Intelligence Community Ford Motor Company U.S. Navy GE United States Steel Corporation General Mills United Technologies Corporation General Motors Corporation Verizon Goldman, Sachs & Co. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Hewlett Packard Company Westinghouse Electric Company IBM Corporation Weyerhaeuser SHPE, Inc. is the source for quality Hispanic engineers and technical talent, committed to enhancing America's position in math, science, engineering and technology with a strong and talented Hispanic workforce. SHPE provides its membership of students and professionals with increased educational opportunities, professional and personal growth, and involvement in education, business and government issues. For more information, please visit http://www.shpe.org.
SOURCE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers