Silicon Happy Valley

Silicon Happy Valley

Connecting the Penn State EECS Community

Silicon Happy Valley (SHV) is an award-winning forum sponsored by the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Alumni Society to bring together the EECS community to network, exchange ideas, learn about emerging trends and technologies, and promote and reinforce our industry partners’ interest in Penn State engineering.

Each year Penn State alumni, students, faculty, staff, and industry partners meet to discuss key topics in our chosen professions. In 2016 the Penn State Alumni Association presented the EECS alumni society its prestigious Professional Development Award for this innovative annual conference series.

Join us for Silicon Happy Valley 2018 Friday, October 12 at the Hetzel Union Building. This year’s theme is “Cognitive Technologies - Exploring Intelligent Systems and their Future Potential.”

The call for Papers for Silicon Happy Valley 2018 is open through May 1, 2018. Please follow this link to submit your abstract for consideration.

2017 Conference


The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering