2015 SVEC Banquet in Review

March 24, 2015

Several of our members attended the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) on Thursday, February 19 at the Double Tree San Jose Airport Hotel.  This was a great venue, with 250 engineers attending a well-planned rewards banquet.  Our SME Delegate, SVEC Elected Board Member is Guy Dellavecchia, was instrumental in setting the banquet.

The SVEC is an umbrella organization, nonprofit, with 19 professional engineering organizations working together to sponsor engineering education and student outreach. SME SV has been a member from the beginning.  We had a well-attended booth where we provided info upcoming events to students and engineers.

5 college $1000 scholarships were awarded to the following students:

  • Hayley Graves (Cabrillo College), Undergrad
  • Dimple Jethani (Mission San Jose), High school
  • Jose Alvarez (SJSU), Undergrad
  • Giovanni Zecchini (SJSU), Undergrad
  • Linh Do (SJSU), Undergrad

The keynote talk by Mark A. Pasquale, VP, Engineering & Technology, Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin gave us a great view of the space travel mission Orion EF-1 with the goal being to land a person on Mars.

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees, who were honored contributions of science and technology developments, were Dr. Paul R. Gray, UC Berkeley Dept of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, President, San José State University

We highly recommend that SME SV members attend next years annual SVEC banquet!  Check out http://svec.org/


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