Tag Archives: SVEC Hall Of Fame

Dec. 9, 2011 SVEC Jane Evans

On December 9, 2011 in Silicon Valley, it was announced that SVEC Hall of Fame winner Jane Gillespie Evans died at the age of 84. Evans was a longtime member of IEEE and SWE. She will be remembered for her years of work encouraging a new generation to pursue careers in science, technology engineering and math.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jane Gillespie Evans will be held Monday, December 12, 2011 at 3pm at:

Los Altos United Methodist Church
655 Magdalena Avenue
Los Altos, CA

The San Jose Mercury News has more information here.

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Mar. 27, 2011 Paul Baran

March 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, Paul Baran died from lung cancer at the age of 84. He was a member of the SVEC Hall of Fame, winner of the Marconi Prize and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Born in Grodno, Poland, Baran graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology in 1949 and later his master’s degree in electrical engineering from UCLA.

Baran worked for the Rand Corporation in the 1950s developing a command-and-control network that would survive a nuclear attack. He came up with a decentralized system would be held together by scores of small computers. Messages would be broken in small packets and would still get through switching from one surviving node to the next until it was reassembled at the destination. This packet switching was used by the Arpanet and eventually the Internet. The idea of an artificial intelligence network that could withstand anything lives on.

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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

Feb, 28, 2008 SVEC Hall Of Fame Awards

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On February 28, 2008 in San Jose the Silicon Valley Engineering Council held its annual SVEC Hall Of Fame Awards. Here are the first set of pictures. There will be more tomorrow. Continue reading Feb, 28, 2008 SVEC Hall Of Fame Awards