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Engineers Week
February 20-27
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2010

Awards Celebration
Februray 27, 2007
Asian American Engineer of the Year Award
to Honor Outstanding Contributors to the Nation
As part of the celebration of the National Engineers Week, the Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA jointly with the National Engineers Week Foundation honors outstanding corporate leaders, scientists and engineers of Asian heritage with the prestigious Asian American Engineer of the Year Award.

Engineers are well known for their skills in solving problems and their role in building cities and contributing to the success of our great nation. During the National Engineers Week (E-Week, February 20-27), a series of celebrations are hosted by members of the National Engineers Foundation (www.eweek.org). The Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA (CIE-USA) is proud to present the Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) Award program as part of the celebration.

The award winners are recognized for their outstanding achievement in their fields and their contribution to the community. The award program is dedicated to fostering human relations, and to promoting diversity and information exchange among engineers and scientists. CIE-USA believes that it is important to provide a forum whereby our engineering organizations may recognize outstanding Asian American professionals during the E-Week. The award recipients so recognized are a source of inspiration for engineers of all heritages, races, present and future.

AAEOY 2010 will recognize nigh outstanding professional engineers nominated by corporate America. Additionally,Dr. Charles Kuen Kao, a 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physics, and Dr. Shing-Tung Yau, William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics, Chairman of the Mathematics Department Harvard University, will be this year's Distinguished Science & Technology Award recipients. Dr. Arun Netravali, the President of Bell Laboratories, will be this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. And Ms. Grace P. Jiang, CIE Boeing Executive Focal, Boeing Company, Mr. Amir Kazmi, VP, Program Surveillance in Lockheed Martin and Ms. Melissa Sandlin, Sector VP & General Manager, Engineering, Manufacturing & Logistics (Electronic Systems Sector),Northrop Grumman will be this year's Most Promising Engineer recipients.

The recipients for the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award are:


 
Dr. Cliff Ho
President and Lab director
Sandia National Labs

Mr. Hung Le
NA IST Diversity Program Manager
Asian Constituency and Work/Life
IBM

Capt Joker L. Jenkins
Commander, Naval Air Forces
United States Fleet Forces Command

Mr. Abhay Paranjape
VP, Program Management
Lockheed Martin Corp.

Dr. Sudhakar S. Shetty
CIE Boeing Executive Focal
The Boeing Company

Dr. Ying Sun
Vice President, Skin Care R&D
Johnson & Johnson

Dr. F. Dong Tan
Sector VP
Space & Definse Products division
Northrop Grumman Corp.

Mr. Shun-Peter Tschen
Director
Glenn Research Center, NASA

Dr. Faa-Ching Wang
Sr. VP
Texas Instruments
 


The 2010 AAEOY Awards Celebration will be held on February 27, 2010 at Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ. A Career Fair, a Distinguished Lecture Series and Seminars and Exhibits will be offered free to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. An evening reception and gala banquet, including the Awards Ceremony, begins at 5:00 pm.

This historic event has received strong corporate, community, academia, and government support. Sponsors of this year’s event include Boeing, BP, Cisco Systems, CTCI, General Motors, IBM, ITRI,TI, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Sandia National Laboratories. “We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support and administrative assistance of these organizations,” says CIE-USA National Council Chairman, Dr. Francis Chang, Principal of FC Consulting.

The co-chairs of the 2010 AAEOY Awards Committee (Mr.Ian Tien, US CEO of Stealth Stage Startup, and Mr. Allen Chen, oftware Development Engineer at Amazon.com) wish to express their highest appreciation and deep gratitude for the excellent nominations submitted and the efforts of committee members during the search and selection process.

Contact: Jack Peng
Chinese American Forum
(253)-351-0465
jackpeng@juno.com