Founded in 1917, the Chinese Institute of Engineers, USA (CIE-USA) is a non-profit professional organization of Chinese-American engineers, scientists and other professionals. The objectives of CIE-USA are to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in all communities across the United States, and provide recognitions to the Asian-Pacific American (APA) professionals at the national level.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Area Chapter was established in January, 1989 and registered in the state of Texas as a non-profit organization in 1992. Over the years, the CIE/USA-DFW chapter has established close ties with major corporations and government bodies around the world to promote the awareness and advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Leaders from these sponsoring organizations highlight every year’s convention by sharing their experiences and insights in business and technology at our evening banquet.
The Chinese Institute of Engineers was founded in 1917 in New York by a group of Chinese engineers who graduated from American universities and served in various industries in the United States. The main organization moved back to China during World War II, then moved to Taiwan. The American counterpart became a separate chapter. In 1977, the institute was renamed the “Chinese Institute of Engineers, USA (CIE/USA),” with a mission to serve members from all over the United States. To date, there are six area chapters, namely the Greater New York , San Francisco Bay Area , Seattle , Dallas/Fort Worth , OCEESA , and New Mexico.
CIE/USA works with other professional organizations to sponsor events, such as venture capital and management seminars, technical conferences, and high-tech exhibitions. To promote joint interests and partnerships in technology in the U.S., China, and Taiwan, CIE also co-sponsors the Sino-American Technology Engineering Conference (SATEC) in Beijing and the Modern Engineering and Technology Seminars (METS) in Taipei every other year.