The Asian American Engineer of the Year Award (AAEOY) Executive Committee announces the AAEOY 2020-2021 first phase awardees as follows:
Asian American Executive of the Year Award
Dr. Gurshaman Baweja, Texas Instruments
Dr. Mukesh Khare, IBM Research
Mr. Steven Yahata, Boeing
Asian American Engineer of the Year Award
Dr. Zhi Li, AT&T
Mr. Cao Nguyen, Naval Air Warfare Center
Mr. Morteza Safai, Boeing
Dr. Bo Song, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Shuqing Zeng, General Motors
Asian American Most Promising Engineer of the Year Award
Ms. Poonam Aggarwal, Navy Undersea Warfare Center
Dr. Emad Aqad, DuPont Electronics & Imaging
Mr. Jacky-Vy Chau, Boeing
Dr. Dong Ding, Idaho National Laboratory
The awardee profiles and pictures are posted at www.aaeoy.org
The AAEOY Award is presented each year since 2002 as part of the US National Engineers Week to honor outstanding Asian American professionals in academia, public service, and industries. It is hosted by the Chinese Institute of Engineers, USA (CIE-USA), and sponsored by corporations and the community.
Traditionally, there is a banquet and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the awardees. However, due to the uncertainty and restrictions brought on by COVID-19, the banquet and ceremony has been postponed tentatively to May 2021.
With this 1st phase awardee announcement, AAEOY also starts accepting the 2nd phase nomination for 2020-2021 for the following categories: Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Science and Technology Award, Asian American Executive of the Year Award, Asian American Engineer of the Year Award, and Asian American Most Promising Engineer of the Year Award. Nomination inquiries can be sent to[email protected]. General information regarding AAEOY is available at www.aaeoy.org.
Chinese Institute of Engineers, USA (CIE-USA), founded in 1917 in New York, is a non-profit organization promoting the advancements of science and technology, as well as STEM education. CIE-USA has 7 chapters throughout the US.