Join our committees

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

SHPE Illinois x Slack

Our SHPE slack is the best way for our members to stay connected and stay updated on SHPE news. The slack offers many channels for our members to grow professionally, academically, and socially.  Join the slack community today! Join

New Member Roundtable

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 core values (Familia, Service, Education, and Resilience). The planning and execution of these events serve to deepen the connection our new members have with our chapter and the SHPE community.

Meetings: Sundays 4:00pm - 5:00pm Campus Instructional Facility (room: 4035)

Ximena Castillo|

External Team

The External Team aims to create corporate connections and provide meaningful workshops and events to our chapter members so that they can enhance themselves professionally and personally. With External Team, our chapter builds lasting connections with companies and also helps our members get noticed in professional settings.

Meetings: Mondays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Everitt Laboratory (room: 2101)

Adrian Marquez |


Treasurer's Committee

The Treasurer's Cabinet 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 teams. Other teams 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.

Meetings: Mondays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Engineering Hall (room: 112)

Yair Guerrero |

Technical Projects

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

Meetings: Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm Electrical Computer Engineering Building (room: OpenLab)

Benita Romero|


The MemberSHPE Committee was established in 2016 to provide the chapter with social events and more ways to get involved with the organization. In 2018, the KinSHPE Program was created by the committee to encourage mentorship and friendly competition between our members. Restructured in 2020, the KinSHPE Program has evolved to now feature four "houses" that members are sorted into to support and create the sense of familia while adding in fun and competition. Overall, the committee's efforts promote a strong sense of familia and build lasting memories for our organization's members.

Meetings: Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm Loomis Laboratory (room: 158)

Christian Olivera |



High School Outreach

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 Team 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.

Meetings: Wednesdays 7:00PM - 8:00 PM Everitt Laboratory (room: 2101)

Madeline Rodriguez & Celeste Reynoso|

Community Service

Our Community Service Team 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.

Meetings: Sundays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Natural History Building (room: 2078)

Josseline Javier|



Graduate Development Team

Our Graduate Ambassadors Team is here to discuss Graduate School Opportunities! From getting to meet other grad students to learning more about your own interest in graduate school and how to get there, SHPE Graduate Ambassadors is here to help members learn more about a higher education.

Xochilth Saldana|