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Nov. 21, 2013 SVEC Open House Preview

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On Thursday Nov. 21, 2013, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Open House (SVEC) will be at the The Play Space, 2215 Oakland Road San Jose, CA 95131. The reception will begin at 5:30PM is a great opportunity to meet and network with the best and brightest engineers in Silicon Valley. The program will start at 7:00PM and include the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Announcement, Jill Wilker’s talk about the FIRST Lego and Robotics Programs, the Keeper of the Flame Teacher Award, the Discover “E” (Engineering) Program, the SVEC 2013 Scholarship Program Call for Applications and details about the SVEC Engineers Week Banquet in February 2014.

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Sep. 26, 2013 SVEC Council Rockets Robots Electric Cars

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On September 26, 2013 in San Jose at The Play Space, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) held its fall meeting to plan the annual Open House in November and Hall of Fame Banquet in February. Jill Willer, President of Playing At Learning, talked about how their organization helps the next generation of engineers build and program robots to sharpen there problem solving skills. Jerry Pohorsky of the Electric Auto Association showed up in an electric SUV to promote their big event at De Anza College in Cupertino this weekend. Darleen Damm of DIYRockets talked about kids building nano satellites.

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Feb. 24, 2012 SVEC Banquet

On February 24, 2012 in San Jose at the Doubletree, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) held its 2012 Silicon Valley Engineers Week. This year the keynote speaker is Patrick Lo, Chairman and CEO of NETGEAR. His speech was “Everything connected to the Internet – how Silicon Valley engineers are only beginning to change the world.” The 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees were Dr. Joseph W. Goodman, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University; Dr. Sam D. Haddad of President of HTCS Consulting Services; and Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy CEO of OSIsoft. Also present were other Hall of Fame members Bill Adams, Robert Berry, Stan Myers, Bernard Widrow and Steve Wozniak. This years scholarship winners were Sayedshahin Ashrafzadeh, Laraine Chan, Sandeep Peddada, Romi Phadte, Priyanka Rao, Nishant Sanjay Pol, Elizabeth Seger and Alexandria Shearer. Congratulations to the SVEC members who made this evening possible.

Note:  Laraine Chan attended this event.

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Nov. 17, 2011 SVEC Open House

On Thursday, November 17, 2011, in San Jose at the SEMI Global Headquarters, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) held its Annual Open House Event In Santa Clara . SVEC president Laura Fechete spoke about SVEC Educational Outreach Programs, Keeper of Flame Award and the next Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Inductees. These will be awarded on Friday, February 24, 2012 during the Engineers Week Banquet at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose.

Robert Berry, winner of the 2009 SVEC Hall of Fame, gave the keynote address “Uncertain Future… Your Career.”

Laura Fechete attended this event.

Roger Stonier Sr. and Keyhan Sinai attended this event.

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Feb. 24, 2011 SVEC Banquet

On February 24, 2011 in San Jose at the Doubletree, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) held its 2011 Silicon Valley Engineers Week. Author Rebecca Fannin was master of ceremonies and keynote speaker George Scalise talked about advances in nanotechnology. Celeste Voltz Ford of Stellar Solutions and Dr. Terry E. Shoup of Santa Clara University were inducted into the Hall of Fame. This years scholarship winners were Maza Brady, Liana Cipolla, Youyang Gu, Ryan Kashi, Antonia Nicole Kowtko, Anand Lodha. Tammy Huynh Luong, Cain Hongting Lu, Kelli Oura and Nwakaego Uzoh.

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Nov. 16, 2010 SVEC Open House

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) held its Annual Open House Event In Santa Clara at the Biltmore Hotel. SVEC president Dr. KRS Murthy spoke about SVEC Educational Outreach Programs, Keeper of Flame Award and the 2010 Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Inductees Celeste Volz Ford of Stellar Solutions and Terry Shoup of ASME and SCU.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Ted Selker of Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, MIT and Xerox PARC. His talk was on “New technology business development”. He showed how our intentions could be understood and acted on by computers at work, home and in cars. He believes that innovation can be encouraged through competitions. The marketplace would then test winning ideas adopted by new technology companies.

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Feb. 18, 2010 SVEC Banquet

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On February 18, 2009 in San Jose, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) held the Annual Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet. The SVEC honored several outstanding individuals for their remarkable contributions by welcoming them into its Hall of Fame.

Robert Doty, Peninsula Rail Program Director gave the keynote speech: “California High Speed Rail” with Mr. Timothy Cobb, San Francisco to San Jose Segment Project Manager.

Elected officials from the communities attended including Union City Mayor Mark Green , Milpitas Vice Mayor Pete “Primo” McHugh, Fremont Councilmember Anu Natarajan, Cupertino Mayor Kris Wang and Sunnyvale Councilmember Dave Whittum.

Two outstanding technology innovators were honored at the SVEC Hall of Fame ceremony for their significant contributions. Mr. Richard J. Elkus, Jr., CEO and Co-Chairman, Voyan Technology and Author of “Winner Take All: How Competitiveness Shapes the Fate of Nations.” Dr. Alan M. Title, Director, Senior Fellow, Lockheed Martin Space Systems and “Inventor of variation on the Michelson Interferometer.”

SVEC also awarded scholarships for academic excellence to Killol Acharya, James Best, Pankti Doshi, Darrell Ford and Jon Rodriguez, Emily Ross and Alex Yu.

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Nov. 10, 2009 SVEC Open House

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On November 10, 2009 in San Jose at SEMI Global Headquarters, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) held its 2oth Anniversary Open House. The keynote speaker was Dr. Stanley Williams, Sr. HP Fellow, Director of Information & Quantum Research Laboratory, Hewlett Packard Corporation who talked about the amazing storage possibilities of memristors.  San Jose Oak Grove High School EagleBot Teacher and Mentor Jeannie Romanoff was honored for her work encouraging students in math and science. Mr. Richard Elkus and Dr. Alan M. Title will be inducted into the SVEC Hall of Fame on February 18, 2010 at the Silicon Valley Engineers Banquet.

I’m working on more of the pictures. There are a lot of them!

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Feb. 19, 2009 SVEC Banquet

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On February 19, 2009 in San Jose, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) held its Annual Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet, “Economic Renaissance Through Engineering”. Continue reading Feb. 19, 2009 SVEC Banquet