National Engineers Week 2003
Asian American Engineer of the Year Award Banquet
Hosted by CIE/US
RICHARDSON, Texas (December 2, 2002) - CIE/USA is privileged to co-sponsor the National Engineers Week 2003 and currently working with other national level engineering societies in the National E-Week Steering Committee to plan and develop many exciting programs. A highlight of the E-Week 2003 celebration in Dallas/Fort Worth area is the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award Banquet hosted by CIE/USA and will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2003 at the Renaissance Dallas North Hotel. CIE/USA is delighted to announce that Mr. Scott Carson, President of Connexion by Boeing, will be the honorable keynote speaker for this 2003 E-Week Award Gala. Mr. Carson was appointed the president of Connexion by Boeing in November 2000 and also was named senior vice president and a member of the Boeing Executive Council. He previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group. Before this assignment, he was executive vice president of Business Resources for the former Boeing Information, Space & Defense Systems (ISDS). Named to that position in November 1997, he was responsible for Finance, Business Planning, Contracts, Communications, Customer Relations, Information Systems, People Processes and Skills, and Program Management. Mr. Carson graduated from Washington State University (WSU) with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He later received a master's degree in the same discipline from the University of Washington.
The Asian-American Engineer of the Year Award Banquet is the only program of its kind in conjunction with the celebration of the National Engineers Week in the United States. One of the primary goals of this award program is to create a meaningful platform to recognize the outstanding Asian American professionals in academic, public services and corporate entities for their great contributions to our nation and communities. The first Asian American Engineer of the Year Award Banquet has been held earlier this year on February 23, 2002. This historical event has received strong corporate, community, academic and government support. More than 40 organizations sponsored the event, and nearly 600 distinguished guests, honorees, corporate executives and community leaders have attended the award banquet. A total of 17 outstanding Asian American Engineers were honored in the award banquet, including Dr. Leo Esaki, the 1973 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, and Dr. Chang-Lin Tien, former chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley.
Thomas Wu, Chairman of the CIE/USA National Council and Board Member of the National Engineers Week Steering Committee, along with Andy Lin, Chairperson of E-Week 2003 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award Banquet, would like to cordially invite you to support and participate in this exciting banquet. All CIE/USA Area Chapters in the US including D/FW Chapter, New Mexico Chapter, Greater New York Chapter, OCEESA Chapter, San Francisco Chapter and Seattle Chapter will also participate in this great event along with many corporate sponsors, professional societies, universities and local communities. To sponsor and support this great Award Banquet, please check:http://www.cie-usa.org.
In addition to the Award Banquet to be held on February 22, 2003, CIE/USA is currently working very closely with National E-Week 2003 committee in promoting the "ZOOM into Engineering" which is a joint program of National Engineers Week and ZOOM. Zoom into Engineering program is designed to promote an interest in Math and Science for young professionals. This year, CIE/USA will also provide the language translation services so that the ZOOM and the E-Week promotion materials with languages other than English can be available across the nation.
Additionally, CIE/USA will continue to support the "2003 National Engineers Week Future City Competition" program. This program is a National Engineers Week program for seventh and eighth-grade students to foster interest in math, science and engineering through hands-on, real world applications. The competition is open to all public, private, and parochial schools in selected areas. CIE/USA is currently sponsoring a special award in the category of "Best Residential Zone". A national final competition will be held in Washington DC on February 19, 2003.
For more information on National Engineers Week 2003, please contact:
National Engineers Week Headquarters
1420 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314
For more information about CIE/USA National Council and E-Week Award Banquet Program, please visit: http://www.cie-usa.org or contact the following individuals:
Thomas T. Wu
Chairman, CIE/USA National Council
Chairperson, CIE/USA E-Week AAEYAB Committee