SVEC 2011 Engineers Week Banquet
Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM (PST)
San Jose, CA
The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) proudly presents its 2011 Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet on Thursday, February 24, 2011. The SVEC will honor several outstanding individuals for their contributions by welcoming them into its Hall of Fame. The banquet will also feature a distinguished keynote speaker and award several scholarships for academic excellence. The Hall of Fame ceremony will recognize local engineers for their outstanding professional achievements, both in engineering and technology-- and for significant contributions to the community. Tickets are $75 through 2/12 and $85 thereafter. Full tables accommodate 10 diners.
5:00 PM Reception and No-Host Bar
6:30 PM SVEC President’s Welcome
6:45 PM Dinner with Friends
Keynote: "Nano-Electronics and the Economy"
Director Emeritus, SIA (Semiconductor Industry
2011 Hall of Fame Inductees
Celeste Volz Ford
Stellar Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Terry E. Shoup
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Executive Director for
Former Dean of Engineering, Santa Clara University
Past President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Bio of Celeste Volz Ford
Celeste Volz Ford is the founder and CEO of Stellar Solutions Inc. Stellar Solutions is a professional engineering services firm with operations in California, Colorado and Washington, DC. From its inception in 1995, Stellar Solutions has become a recognized leader in the aerospace industry. Another of Ms. Ford’s enterprises, Stellar Solutions Aerospace Ltd., is based in London. Ms. Ford also established the Stellar Solutions Foundation to support community-based organizations and charities. She launched Stellar Ventures, a venture investment enterprise and incubator to foster early-stage technology development and market applications. Ms. Ford is a co-founder of the Humanitarian Research & Development section of Stellar Solutions, QuakeFinder, which is devoted to provide an early warning system to detect earthquakes. Ms. Ford has received wide recognition, having served on congressional commissions in the aerospace industry as well as on panels focusing on entrepreneurship and women in business. Ms. Ford has served on several boards including Foundry Networks, Bay Microsystems and California Space Authority. Ms. Ford earned her BS from the University of Notre Dame and received her MS from Stanford University. Celeste and her husband Kevin have three children and are active in their local community.
Bio of Dr. Terry E. Shoup
Terry E. Shoup started his career at Ohio State University, earning his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. In 1969 he went to Rutgers University as an assistant Professor. And in 1975, at the University of Houston he was teaching at high administrative levels. In 1980, he became Assistant Dean at Texas A&M. In 1983, Terry became Dean at Florida Atlantic University. In 1989, Terry joined Santa Clara University as Dean and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. During his 13 years term, he more than doubled the number of Endowed Chairs and increased Endowed Scholarships from zero to 27. He established a Merit Scholarship raising the average SAT to more than 100 points. In 1991, he inaugurated the Prestigious Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. Terry has written more than 100 technical papers on Mechanical Design and Applied Mechanisms and is the co-author of “Design of Machine Elements”. Terry has received 18 Awards, including the ASME Larson, ASEE Faculty and Czechoslovakia Academy of Science Awards. He is an ASME Fellow, a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2006-2007 Terry was the 125th President of ASME International. Presently, he is Chair of the ASME Foundation.
No walk ins! Dinner includes wine at your table, a Montrachet Salad, Apple and Almond Tartlet with Maple Mousse dessert, coffee, and international teas plus the entree of your choice.
* Grilled Salmon with Pesto Orzo, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Broccolini Bundle
* Seasonal Curried Vegetables with Coconut Jasmine Rice
* Grilled Beef Flat Iron Steak with Caramelized Onion, Fingerling Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Sauce Bordelaise
When & Where
Silicon Valley Engineering Council
The Alliance for Engineering Leaders in Silicon Valley, SVEC is dedicated, through a network of volunteers and local engineering societies, to meeting the needs of the engineers of today and of tomorrow. Member organizations include: AIChE, ASCE, ASME, ASMI, AUVSI, EAASV, IEEE-CPMT, IEEE-CS, IEEE-SSC, INCOSE, SAE, SAMPE, SBAY, SCVSEFA, SME, STC, SWE