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
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
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