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image of attendees at banquet dinner SVEC Engineers Week Banquet, Thursday, February 25, 2016


Keynote Speaker
Michael Trela, Head of Satellite Engineering, Google + Skybox Imaging

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Often engineers working in the space industry look at the 1950s and 60s as the pinnacle of space exploration whether it is Yuri Gagarin’s first orbit around the Earth to Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. However, if we look at the incredible set of accomplishments and investments in space activity over the last 10 years, one can clearly see we have entered a new Golden Era of spaceflight. The future of space exploration is not only bright but is much more sustainable than it has been in the past.

Bio for Michael Trela.

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Skybox Imaging is a Google subsidiary providing commercial high-resolution Earth observation satellite imagery, high-definition video and analytics services.

2016 Hall of Fame Inductee John Celli, President, Space Systems Loral

Press release of banquet by SSL at

Download 2016 SVEC Engineers Week Banquet flyer in PDF

SVEC Education Awards, deadline February 11, 2016

Application for 2015 SVEC Education Awards online here, or see Education Awards.

The Silicon Valley Engineering Council Engineering Education awards recognize young engineering and technology students for their dedication, focus, and commitment to engineering. Engineering and Technology students graduating from high school (i.e. high school senior class) or presently enrolled in undergraduate community college or university programs are eligible to apply. Fulltime and part-time students are eligible. The one time award is $1000. Students may receive an SVEC Education award only once. Graduate students are not eligible. Undergraduate and High School students are judged separately.

Silicon Valley Business of Engineering Social Meetup

Various low cost tech events of interest for all engineers in Silicon Valley at

Calendar of the SVEC for 2016

Feb 25, 2016 SVEC E-Week banquet at Hyatt Santa Clara
Mar 31-Apr 2, 2016 FIRST Robotics Silicon Valley Regional Competition (need volunteers)
Apr 27, 2016 SVEC Full Council meeting
May 21-22, 2016 MakerFaire San Mateo (SVEC booth)
June 22, 2016 SVEC Full Council meeting (election)

Board of Directors for 2015–2016

Elise Engelhardt (ASME), President
Yashesh Shroff, Ph.D. (IEEE-CPMT), Vice President
Tiffany Tsao (SWE), Secretary
Metin Ozen, Ph.D. (ASME Fellow), Treasurer
Guy Dellavecchia (SME), Director
Laura Fechete, P.E. (SWE), Director
Edward Kaminski, P.E. (ASMI), Director
Rajiv Mathur (IEEE-CS), Director
Michael Wright, P.E. (IEEE), Past President