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LEADERS IN SATELLITES, NANOTECHNOLOGY, MICROELECTRONICS, AND INFORMATION THEORY HONORED AT SAN JOSE EVENT

San Jose – February 17, 2009 – The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) today announced that innovators in satellites, nanotechnology, microelectronics, and information theory will be honored at an event that takes place next week in San Jose.  The organization will induct four technology leaders into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame at its annual Engineering Week banquet on February 19, 2009. 

The banquet theme is “Economic Renaissance Through Engineering,” and it includes a keynote by the Honorable Lt. Gov. Garamendi of California titled, “Keeping California Golden - Innovative Leadership and Investment.” 
               
Four outstanding technology innovators will be honored at the SVEC Hall of Fame ceremony for their significant contributions.  The honorees include —
Mr. Robert E. Berry
Chairman Emeritus and Systems Fellow, Space Systems/Loral
•    For contributing to the establishment of today’s commercial satellite industry.

Dr. Sung-Mo (Steve) Kang
Chancellor, University of California, Merced
•    For his seminal contributions to microelectronics, computer-aided design and development of interdisciplinary educational programs in information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Dr. Meyya Meyyappan
Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology Center for Nanotechnology,
NASA Ames Research Center.
•    For his success in developing one of the world’s largest research centers for nanotechnology and for his technical contributions to nanotechnology.

Dr. Jimmy Kazuhiro Omura
Technology Strategist, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
•    For his fundamental contributions to information theory, data encryption systems, and spread spectrum radios.
 

At the banquet, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council will also award $1000 scholarships to qualified high school seniors and college undergraduates who intend to pursue degrees in engineering.  In addition, the first issue of the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Journal will be published.

About the Silicon Valley Engineering Council
Founded in 1989, SVEC is a dedicated, non-profit educational organization focused on helping local chapters of its member engineering organizations and technical societies to better serve their constituents and the community.  Among other activities, SVEC sponsors educational programs; promotes career development and community service; and increases the public’s understanding of the impact of engineering and science in enhancing quality of life.  For further information, see http://www.svec.org

Advance pre-registration required at http://svecbanquet2009.eventbrite.com

 

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