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Asian American Engineers Honored For Their Contributions To US Research

19 senior and upcoming engineers were recognized for their research at the recent Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) Awards.

| March 13, 2013 | Top News

AsianScientist (Mar. 13, 2013) – At the recent Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) award ceremony, 19 senior and upcoming engineers were recognized for their contributions to U.S. research.

Some 600 distinguished guests, corporate executives, and community leaders attended the award ceremony on March 2, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

The annual event is part of the U.S. National Engineers Week Program, and recognizes outstanding Asian American professionals for their leadership, technical achievements, and public contribution in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Each year, the event receives support from industry leaders, national laboratories, technical communities, academia, government agencies, and U.S. companies.

Dr. Subra Suresh, former director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), won the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for leading the US$7 billion independent government science agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science, engineering research, and education.

Suresh succeeded Dr. Jared L. Cohon as the next president of Carnegie Mellon University last month.

Dr. Alfred Y. Cho, Vice President of Semiconductor Research at Alcatel Lucent’s Bell Labs, won the Distinguished Science & Technology Award for his pioneering invention of a molecular beam epitaxy technique, leading to unique semiconductor layer device structures.

Cho was the recipient of the 2005 U.S. National Medal of Technology, the highest honor awarded by the President of the United States for technological innovation. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 1985.

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Copyright: Asian Scientist Magazine; Photo: AAEOY.
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