2013 Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) – Call for Participation



Date: March 2, 2013
Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207 (Location and Parking Information: http://aaeoy.org/schedule.html)

CIE/USA-DFW is proud to host the 12th Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) award ceremony on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dallas, Texas. The AAEOY Award is a National Engineers Week Program to recognize the outstanding Asian-American professionals for their leadership, technical achievements and remarkable public services in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The AAEOY recognition event will celebrate the achievements of Asian Americans for their global stature and influence with the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award and Distinguished Science and Technology Award titles. This year the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Dr. Subra Suresh, the Director of the National Science Foundation, who is known as “one of the top ten scientists in the world.”

The 2013 Distinguished Science and Technology Award recipient is Dr. Alfred Cho of the Bell Labs, whose innovations in the 60s and 70s now power 50% of all mobile devices in the world. Dr. Cho is known as the “Father of Molecular Bean Epitaxy” that revolutionized the opto-electronic industry. Dr. Cho will also be one of the speakers in the AAEOY Technical Symposium.

Alongside the two Distinguished awardees, eighteen other awardees will take the tiles of Asian American Executives of the Year, Asian American Engineer of the Year, and Most Promising Engineer of the Year, as nominated by the some of the most respected organizations in the United States. A full list of the awardees will be published at www.aaeoy.org.

The annual AAEOY events are sponsored by industry leaders, national laboratories, technical communities, academia, government agencies and prominent US companies. Some 600 distinguished guests, honorees, corporate executives and community leaders are expected to attend the event in Dallas. The 2013 AAEOY Executive Committee, representing the National Council of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, USA, is working with the community of Asian Americans, corporate sponsors, institutions and agencies to shine the spotlights on the national stage, and salute our heroes of Asian cultural heritage.