Edward Kaminski (1925-2016)

Ed Kaminski was the treasurer of SVEC practically from the beginning for over 20 years.  He was an amazing guy, very active in SVEC as recently as last spring.  Ed was always cheerful and willing to pitch in to help.  We will miss his presence greatly. 

Ed’s daughter Kathleen informed us he passed away Friday August 5. She wishes to inform all the organizations about his passing and welcome everyone to his memorial on Saturday August 13 at 1:00PM at Aquamaids (Where he was also a tireless volunteer) to pay respect to her father and introduce ourselves to her. The memorial will be this Saturday at 1:00PM at Aquamaids Bingo, 1600 Martin Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050.

San Jose Mercury News an obituary:

DJ Cline posted a lovely photo memorial:

See this page for more about Ed Kaminski.

 Seeking nominations for the 2017 Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame!  Nomination Deadline: September 2, 2016

The Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Awards recognize engineers, technology leaders, and scientists within the Silicon Valley region who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and have made significant contributions to Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area communities. Induction of Award recipients is held annually; the 2017 ceremony will occur during National Engineers Week at the Silicon Valley Hall of Fame Awards Banquet.

Following selection, the council holds an induction ceremony as part of its annual Engineers Week Banquet in February. Many engineers and technology leaders have been inducted since the first Engineering Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 1990 and, to date, the Hall of Fame includes individuals who have become household names, as well as individuals who are relatively unknown. All, however, are distinguished by their outstanding engineering and leadership accomplishments.

Selection Criteria: Professional Achievement (50%), Service To The Profession (30%), Service To The Community (20%)

More information here

Calendar of the SVEC

Sept 28, 2016 SVEC Full Council meeting
Nov (TBD), 2016 Open House Reception
Jan 25, 2017 SVEC Full Council meeting
Feb (TBD), 2017 Engineers Week Banquet
Apr 26, 2017 SVEC Full Council meeting
Jun 28, 2017 SVEC Full Council meeting & Election

Board of Directors for 2016–2017

Yashesh Shroff, Ph.D. (IEEE-CPMT), President
Michael Wright, P.E. (IEEE), , Secretary
Metin Ozen, Ph.D. (ASME Fellow), Treasurer
Guy Dellavecchia (SME), Director
Rajiv Mathur (IEEE-CS), Director
Jerry Pohorsky(EAA), Director
Mahmood Khan (IEEE), Director
Yllka Masada, Director
Elise Engelhardt(ASME), Past President