Selection Criteria

Selection of Hall of Fame inductees are based on the following criteria when their nomination was submitted:

Professional Achievement

  • The nominee has demonstrated significant engineering or technical achievements, provided significant guidance in new and developing fields of engineering-based technology, and/or has managed or directed an organization making noteworthy contributions in design, manufacturing, production, or service through the uses of engineering principles and applications.

Service To The Profession

  • The nominee has contributed significantly to one or more technical societies.

Service To The Community

  • The nominee has accomplished significant community service activities, or has provided noteworthy advice to governmental committees, etc.

More about selection of Hall of Fame inductees can be found in the Nominations page.

SVEC Hall of Fame & Awards Committee

The chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee creates the panel of HoF judging committee.

The Hall of Fame (HoF) Inductees receive their HoF Award at SVEC Engineers Week Banquet which is held during the national Engineers Week in February every year at Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

SVEC member Organizations:

Association for Computing Machinery
Electric Vehicle Association
SAE International
Society of Women Engineers


Leaders who have made big difference in our lives

Dr. Fred Barez
WWe started Silicon Valley Engineering Council back in 1990 and I’m really excited to be part of it, our purpose was to create an umbrella organization for all technical societies in Silicon Valley…

Dr. Fred Barez

SVEC Hall of Fame Inductee 2020

Dr. Terry Shoup
SVEC Hall of Fame is really a tremendous honor in Silicon Valley, there are some wonderful people who have been inducted to the Hall of Fame and they’ve done really significant things for this community, they cross boundaries and what they’ve done in engineering have made such a big difference in our lives…

Dr. Terry Shoup

Former Dean of Engineering, Santa Clara University, SVEC Hall of Fame

Dr. Steven Chu
It’s essential to keep the flow of young people excited to go into professions that really build for the future, and I wish Silicon Valley Engineering Council the best of success…

Dr. Steven Chu

Former Secretary of Energy, Nobel Laureate, Professor at Stanford University
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