The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) represents engineering societies throughout the Silicon Valley and is dedicated to the coordination and communication among these societies to sponsor and promote activities of an educational and scientific nature.

Membership in SVEC strengthens your alliance with engineering society leaders so you can better serve your constituents in support of your charters. Please join us!

To Qualify

To qualify a local chapter or section of a society should have at least 50 members. The society should be a non-profit educational organization with a purpose to advance the technical capabilities and knowledge of its members.

  • There are no individual memberships, only for societies/organizations. Board members and delegates are members of their respective member societies. Individuals can participate in council meetings and sponsored events. However, only board officers and delegates of member societies are allowed to vote on SVEC business.
  • The SVEC also welcomes company sponsors to assist in SVEC programs.

To Join

Submit a letter requesting application to the SVEC membership committee. Use this draft letter (SME was used as an example).

$200 for chapters of 200 or more local members.
$100 for chapters of less than 200 local members.

  • Membership letter, MS Word format (RTF document)
  • Download the Membership Letter, change applicable info in the bold with your word processor, and email it to SVEC Membership Committee, membership Or print it and mail it to SVEC. Mailing address is on the draft letter. Please mail a check for the first year’s dues with your application. Write check to “SVEC.”

Approval: Membership committee will present your letter to the Board of Directors for approval.

Agreements and Commitments:

  • Agreement that the Council shall not be committed by any act of a Member Organization,
  • Commitment that a Member Organization delegate or alternate attend all of the scheduled Council meetings,
  • Agreement to abide by any reasonable commitment made by its delegate or alternate to the council,
  • Willingness to pay dues according to the schedule in By-Laws and any other charges for services rendered,
  • Willingness to abide by these By-Laws.

New members joining the Council prior to February 1 pay full current year dues to complete fiscal year. New members joining after February 1 pay half the current year dues. The fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30.

SVEC member Organizations:

  • IEEE CS (IEEE Computer Society)
  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • IEEE SSCS (IEEE Solid State Circuit Society)
  • IEEE CIS (IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • SWE East Bay chapter
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ASMI (Santa Clara Valley Chapter, ASM International)
  • EAA (Electric Auto Association)
  • NorthCal AIChE (Leading organization of Chemical Engineering Professionals)

Clients Are


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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