Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC)

Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) is the largest umbrella organization of engineering societies in Silicon Valley.



2024 SVEC Engineers Banquet and Hall of Fame Ceremony



The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) proudly presents the 34th annual Engineers Week Banquet and Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 20, 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 banquet will also feature a distinguished keynote speaker, education/scholarships awards to students for academic excellence and the Keeper of the Flame Awards

Promoting Bay Area Engineering and Technical Societies

Founded in 1989, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council is a non-profit educational 501 (c)(3) organization and is the premier alliance of Engineering Societies in the Bay Area of California. Its purpose is to promote its member engineering and technical organizations in Silicon Valley and provide outreach to education and the community.

Silicon Valley Engineering Council at a Glance

Hall of Fame Inductees
Engineering Society Members
STEM/Sponsorship Programs
Annual Technical Events

“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.”

Dr. Terry Shoup — Former Dean of Engineering, Santa Clara University

2024 Hall of Fame Inductee – Dr. Ronjon Nag, R42, Stanford

Dr. Ronjon Nag 2024 SVEC Hall of Fame inductee

Dr. Ronjon Nag  Founder R42 Group | Inventor | Adjunct Prof. in Genetics, Stanford Medicine

Dr. Ronjon Nag is a renowned inventor, entrepreneur, and educator,  building AI systems for over 40 years. He has founded and advised companies that have been sold to Motorola, RIM/BlackBerry, and Apple, pioneering speech and handwriting recognition, and mobile app stores. More recently, as Founder of R42 Group, he has been inventing and investing at the intersection of AI and medicine, creating (an AI life science app store) and Agemica (a vaccine for aging). Additionally, he provides free AI education through the R42 Institute. 

In 2016, he became a Stanford Interdisciplinary Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow and teaches courses on AI, genes, ethics, longevity science, and venture capital. Ronjon is a Fellow and Trustee of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Lifetime Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

He has received the IET Mountbatten Medal, the Verizon Powerful Answers Award ($1 million prize), the 2021 IEEE-Santa Clara Valley Outstanding Engineer Award, and the 2023 COGX AI Lifetime Achievement Award. Ronjon received a PhD from Cambridge, an MS from MIT, a BSc from Birmingham University (UK) and was a Stanford Harkness Post-Doctoral Fellow. He is Chairman of Ecrio (5G systems) and Bounce Imaging (throwable cameras).

Ronjon is also part owner of some 100 AI and Biotech start-ups. His current focus is on using AI to solve the problem of aging.

SVEC Members

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. Our members include engineering and technical societies representing a variety of technical/engineering disciplines.

STEM/Scholarship Programs

Discover – E

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.

Keeper of the Flame

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.

SVEC Engineering Award

The Silicon Valley Engineering Council Engineering Education awards recognize young engineering and technology students for their dedication, focus, and commitment to engineering.


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