SVEC at 2017 Maker Faire:
Playing with Infrared Thermography and Laser Cut Wood Projects

#1247 in big white Zone 10 Make Activities tent by East Gate parking lot

Maker Faire is May 19-21 and volunteers with SVEC booth will demonstrate IR photography and facilitate a laser cutting project. Volunteering with the SVEC booth gets you a day pass to Maker Faire and our undying gratitude!

We need the SVEC booth covered at all times and they give us a limited number of admission tickets to make this happen. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP unless you CAN make this commitment. If you don’t show up, it wastes the valuable ticket and makes it very hard for the people who are working at the booth and need support. Contact Elise Engelhardt at [email protected]
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“Learn To Solder” Booth ALSO needs volunteers!

Want to help teach others how to solder, and attend Maker Faire for free? Sign up at the following link for a shift as an instructor in the Learn to Solder booth, one of the most popular activities at the Faire, and receive entry to Maker Faire, plus some additional perks! As a helper in the Learn to Solder booth, your main task will be to assist attendees in soldering their own pin from a kit. It’s very basic and you don’t need much or any experience in soldering. You can learn, too! The most important requirements are patience and comfort teaching people of all ages. You may also assist in directing people to open spots and signing people up. Volunteering with the Learn to Solder booth gets you a day pass plus a volunteer t-shirt (and maybe additional swag). Signup for “Learn to Solder” is here:

Calendar of the SVEC

May 20-21, 2017 SVEC at Maker Faire
Jun 28, 2017 SVEC Full Council meeting & Election
Sept 27, 2017 SVEC Full Council meeting
Nov (TBD) 2017 SVEC Open House Reception (looking for a venue)
Jan 24, 2018 SVEC Full Council meeting
Feb (TBD) 2018 Engineers Week Banquet
Apr 25, 2018 SVEC Full Council meeting
Jun 27, 2018 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