Silicon Valley Engineering Council is an umbrella organization of engineering societies in the Silicon Valley area of California.

Background

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.

Benefits

  • 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.