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33rd Annual SVEC Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony!

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Join us in honoring Silicon Valley’s brightest minds at the 2024 SVEC Hall of Fame Awards ceremony!

Celebrate 33rd Annual SVEC Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony! Join us!

The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) proudly presents the 33rd Annual SVEC Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 22, 2024! The SVEC honors outstanding individuals for their contributions by welcoming them into its Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony recognizes local engineers for their outstanding professional achievements, both in engineering and technology, and for significant contributions to the community. The ceremony will also feature a distinguished keynote speaker, education/scholarships awards to students for academic excellence, Discover-E program, and Keeper of the Flame Awards.


  • 6:00 PM Welcome Reception: no-Host Bar/Drinks and Refreshments
  • 7:30PM SVEC President’s Welcome
  • 7:45 PM Keynote Speech
  • 8:00 PM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • 9:00PM Program Close


2024 Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Inductees:

Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

For transformative contributions to Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and development of design methodologies for modern Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Systems on Chip (SoCs).

Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli’s illustrious career spans the realm of complex system design, from integrated circuits to healthcare systems. His contributions in modeling, formal verification, synthesis, and methodology have been pivotal in transforming chip design from a handcrafted process to an automated industry powering today’s electronic devices. He is recognized as one of the founding fathers of EDA and a leader in the field of Cyber Physical Systems design methodology and tools.

Prof. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has been on the Faculty of the EECS Department, UC Berkeley since 1976. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Lester Center for Innovation of the Berkeley Haas School of Business and of the Berkeley Center for Western European Studies, and is a member of the Berkeley Roundtable of the International Economy. Since July 2019, he has served as Special Advisor to the Dean of Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley, for Entrepreneurship and as Chair of the Academic Advisors of the Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator. He is Honorary Professor at Politecnico di Torino.

Co-founder of Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys, Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli is a respected figure in both academia and industry. His recognition includes the IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal and the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award. An IEEE and ACM Fellow, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Andrea Goldsmith

For pioneering advancements in Wireless Communications and Information Theory, and impactful leadership in academia and industry, shaping the landscape of modern wireless systems.

Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, currently the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, is renowned for her work in wireless communications and information theory. She was previously the Stephen Harris Professor of Engineering at Stanford. Her research has significantly advanced interconnected systems and neuroscience. As a founder of Plume WiFi and Quantenna, and a board member of Intel, Medtronic and Crown Castle Inc, Dr. Goldsmith has bridged academia and industry. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Academy of Engineering, she is an IEEE Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the Marconi Prize, the IEEE Education Medal, the IEEE Sumner Technical Field Award, the ACM Athena Lecturer Award, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. Dr. Goldsmith authored 4 influential books on wireless communications and holds 29 patents.

Prof. Goldsmith serves on the US President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as the founding Chair of the IEEE Board of Directors Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She previously served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and on the Board of Governors for both the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies. At Stanford she served as Chair of Stanford’s Faculty Senate and as a member of its Academic Council Advisory Board, Budget Group, Committee on Research, Planning and Policy Board, Commissions on Graduate and on Undergraduate Education, Faculty Women’s Forum Steering Committee, and Task Force on Women and Leadership.


Scholarship 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 are eligible to apply. Students may receive an SVEC Education award only once.More Info

Keeper of the Flame Award

During the 1990s, the content of K-12 mathematics and science courses came under attack by the education establishment. These “new math,” “integrated math,” “discovery math,” etc. courses sought to protect students from difficulties in learning traditional mathematical skills. But it failed to provide students with the proper mathematical skills. Science education also suffered due to an “anti-science movement.” This includes attacks on what scientists do, how they affect society and the scientific method of reaching objective truth. However, there are many teachers who still recognize that their job is to teach mathematics and science skills, and not to fall to the whims of administrators. These teachers display great integrity in defying the education establishment to ensure that their students actually learn mathematics and science.The SVEC Keeper of the Flame award recognizes and honors those heroes of middle and high school education who have distinguished themselves as Keepers of the Flame of knowledge by maintaining high standards of content in mathematics and science instruction in the face of significant challenges. This award is not intended just to recognize outstanding teaching ability.More Info


Discover “E” (E for engineering) is a nationwide student outreach program to expose elementary, junior and senior high school students to engineering and cultivate their interest in math, science, and engineering. This outreach program takes place annually in Silicon Valley from the beginning of National Engineers Week until the end of March. The Discover “E” program was initiated in 1990. Thousands of engineers throughout the United States participate in the program every year. The Discover “E” outreach effort in the South Bay area has been coordinated by the Silicon Valley Engineering Council since 1992.More Info

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