Engineers' Club of the Virginia Peninsula (ECVP)

Contact E.C.V.P. President Ken Hoffman

The Engineers' Club of the Virginia Peninsula (ECVP) is a multi-disciplinary club made up of people from all walks of life that are interested in the various fields of engineering. Since our membership is extremely varied in their interests, our meetings tend to provide a broad overview of a topic rather than a narrow insiders examination of a particular detail.

ECVP's purpose is to act for the mutual betterment of the members and supporters of the engineering profession living on the Virginia Peninsula and vicinity; to stimulate a greater interest among engineers in the welfare of the community, state, and nation; to assist in the solution of the public questions involving engineering and allied sciences; to promote advancement of the arts and sciences connected with engineering; and to encourage communication among members of the Club.

ECVP is affiliated with many other local and national engineering organizations whose objectives are the advancement of engineering and the betterment of the status of engineers. Such as the Peninsula Engineers Council.

ECVP is especially proud of its members who have been nominated, and selected as recipients, of the Peninsula Engineer of the Year Awards or the Doug Ensor Awards.

ECVP's regular meetings are held from February through November of each year. The program committee arranges programs which enable the members to increase their knowledge in many specialized fields of engineering which they might not otherwise have an opportunity to become familiar with, and also to gain a broader knowledge of subjects related to engineering, science, and technology.

To that end, in 1952, a Student Loan Committee was formed to encourage and guide engineering training among the young people of the Virginia Peninsula. Through this committee, the Club operates a revolving loan fund to provide low interest deferred-repayment financial assistance to deserving local engineering students for their college years.

In addition, ECVP participates in a number of projects designed to encourage students to study engineering and the sciences. They include an annual student award for the top science students in the local high schools, support of local science fairs, and participation in Career Days held annually in conjunction with the Peninsula Engineers Council, NASA, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Jefferson Lab.

Thank you,
E.C.V.P. President Kenneth Hoffman