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SVEC Maker Faire Booth & “Learn to Solder” Volunteers Needed, May 20-22, 2016

photo of SVEC booth at 2015 Maker Faire 11th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area
Maker Faire is coming up soon (May 20-22) the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Volunteers with the SVEC booth will be demonstrating IR thermography and facilitating a laser cutting project. Volunteering with the SVEC booth gets you a day pass to Maker Faire and our undying gratitude! Sign up for one of the time slots here:
If you would like to help plan the project ahead of Maker Faire, please contact Elise Engelhardt by email

“Learn to Solder” Booth ALSO needs volunteers

Want to help teach others how to solder, and attend Maker Faire for free? Sign up at the following link: for a shift as an instructor in the Learn to Solder booth, one of the most popular activities at the Faire, and receive entry to Maker Faire, plus some additional perks! As a helper in the Learn to Solder booth, your main task will be to assist attendees in soldering their own pin from a kit. It’s very basic and you don't need much or any experience in soldering. You can learn, too! The most important requirements are patience and comfort teaching people of all ages. Volunteering with the Learn to Solder booth gets you a day pass plus a volunteer t-shirt (and maybe additional swag).

Additional volunteering opportunity: Maker Faire Traveler

If all these spots have filled up, you can find additional volunteer opportunities at the Maker Faire Traveler program website:

Maker Faire at San Mateo County Event Center (1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403). Our booth is Project 54970.

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Calendar of the SVEC for 2016

May 21-22, 2016 MakerFaire San Mateo (SVEC booth)
June 22, 2016 SVEC Full Council meeting (election)

Board of Directors for 2015–2016

Elise Engelhardt (ASME), President
Yashesh Shroff, Ph.D. (IEEE-CPMT), Vice President
Tiffany Tsao (SWE), Secretary
Metin Ozen, Ph.D. (ASME Fellow), Treasurer
Guy Dellavecchia (SME), Director
Laura Fechete, P.E. (SWE), Director
Edward Kaminski, P.E. (ASMI), Director
Rajiv Mathur (IEEE-CS), Director
Michael Wright, P.E. (IEEE), Past President