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FREE FUN at Silicon Valley STEAM Festival
Saturday July 12, 2014
Reid Hillview Airport, San Jose

SVEC will have a outreach booth at STEAMFest (STEM + Arts & Aviation) at Reid Hillview Airport this Saturday. Please signup to help at the booth! or email Elise Engelhardt at

Dean McCully and Lisa Bickford organized this event in previous years as Take Flight For Kids and has expanded to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) plus aircraft. Also classic cars by Hot San Jose Nights.

Saturday July 12, 2014 10am - 4pm
San Jose Reid Hillview Airport - 2500 Cunningham Ave, San Jose
access from 680 at Capitol Expy, across from Eastridge Mall and Raging Waters
Free admission, free parking! Free shuttle bus from Eastridge Mall!

* Learn to fly seminar at 1pm
* Demo flights in a C172 are available via on-line pre-registration
* A flying challenge in simulator
* NASA with Micro Lunar Rovers
* ROBOT ZOO from all over the Bay Area
* Google self driving car and Google Glass demos
* TECH SHOP! Demos & lessons
* Marine Science Institute is bringing trailer with a live shark

PLUS all the other fun at the festival including... Japanese WW2-era torpedo bomber, a vintage Navy T28, Civil Air Patrol's aircraft, plus demonstration new Cessna aircraft.

ENTERTAINMENT! FOOD! Amazing live music by some of the coolest Bay Area bands. Gourmet food. HULA DANCE PERFORMANCE!

CLASSIC CARS! Ford Mustangs from all over the West Coast converging for the 50th anniversary of the MUSTANG! Electric Automobile Association with electric cars! Antique Auto Club! San Jose British Motors with Jaguars!

Maker Camp for kids/teens
every Wednesday 2pm this summer

Elise Engelhardt is putting on a Maker Camp for kids/teens every Wednesday 2pm this summer (for six weeks). Maker Faire has donated materials including several Arduinos. If you can help with some of the workshops please sign up as a mentor here:
Or email if you just want to help with a specific topic. Elise Engelhardt at

2014-2015 SVEC Officers of Council Elections
June Council Meeting, June 25, 2014

Officers for the 2014-2015 Silicon Valley Engineering Council year:

President - Michael Wright
Vice President - Yashesh Shroff
Secretary - Rajiv Mathur
Treasurer - Elise Englehardt
Director - Ed Aoki
Director - Guy Dellavecchia
Director - Ed Kaminski
Director - Tiffany Tsao
Past President - Laura Fechete

Silicon Valley Engineering Council gives many thanks to William Maltz of Electronic Cooling Solutions for hosting June 25 council meeting in Santa Clara.

Presentation on Thermal Design of Tablets and Other Handheld Products by Dr. Arun Raghupathy
(downloadable PDF).

Dr. Arun Raghupathy is an electronics thermal management consultant for Electronic Cooling Solutions, Inc. and he presented cooling of tablets. Dr. Raghupathy has worked and published extensively in the areas of electronics thermal management and reduced-order model development. He also served as the Program Coordinator for the Thermal Design Center, a consortium formed by a group of companies to promote networking and information sharing. He currently serves on the board of the ASME Santa Clara Valley Section as the section treasurer.

2014 Engineers Week Banquet, February 18, 2014

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