Silicon Valley Engineering Council is an umbrella organization of engineering societies in the Silicon Valley area of California.
Founded in 1989, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council is a non-profit educational 501 (c)(3) organization. Its purpose is to serve its member engineering and technical organizations in Silicon Valley and provide outreach to education and the community.
Goals and Objectives
- Increase public understanding of the impact of engineering and science in enhancing the quality of life.
- Sponsor and promote engineering educational activities, programs and outreach.
- Promote community service by the engineering and technical societies and their members.
- Coordinate activities and assist communications among local engineering organizations.
- Promote the career development of engineers and technical professionals.
Programs and Services
- Establish an information service for member organizations.
- Promote regional pre-engineering educational outreach programs such as Discover “E”, MATHCOUNTS, StRUT, FutureCity and FIRST Robotics.
- Sponsor the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame to recognize contributions to the profession and past achievement.
- Grant the SVEC Keeper of the Flame Award to acknowledge dedication and endeavors of K-12 math and science teachers.
- Coordinate Engineers Week activities in the Silicon Valley.
- Increase community exposure to engineering and technology.
- Provide a channel of communications for information exchange between societies and the community.
- Provide opportunities for participation in programs sponsored by the Silicon Valley Engineering Council.
- Leverage the resources of the engineering societies to enhance existing educational and technical programs.
- Provide training and networking for society officers.
- Establish a relationship with other Silicon Valley technical organizations
- Publicize programs and information for member organizations.
- Maintain a website promoting member organization events.
- Promote engineering certification programs.