About Us

Promoting Bay Area Engineering and Technical Societies

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 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.


Submit a letter requesting an 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.

Goals and Objectives
  • Increase public understanding of the impact of engineering and science in enhancing the quality of life.
  • Sponsor and promote engineering educational activities, programs and outreach.
  • Promote community service by the engineering and technical societies and their members.
  • Coordinate activities and assist communications among local engineering organizations.
  • Coordinate Engineers Week activities in the Silicon Valley.
Programs and Services
  • Establish an information service for member organizations.
  • Promote regional pre-engineering educational outreach programs such as Discover “E”, MATHCOUNTS, StRUT, FutureCity and FIRST Robotics.
  • Sponsor the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame to recognize contributions to the profession and past achievement.
  • Grant the SVEC Keeper of the Flame Award to acknowledge dedication and endeavors of K-12 math and science teachers.
  • Coordinate Engineers Week activities in the Silicon Valley.
  • Increase community exposure to engineering and technology.
  • Provide a channel of communications for information exchange between societies and the community.
  • Provide opportunities for participation in programs sponsored by the Silicon Valley Engineering Council.
  • Leverage the resources of the engineering societies to enhance existing educational and technical programs.
  • Provide training and networking for society officers.
  • Establish a relationship with other Silicon Valley technical organizations
  • Publicize programs and information for member organizations.
  • Maintain a website promoting member organization events.
  • Promote engineering programs.