AAEOY 2018
AAEOY 2018

AAEOYDiscoverE AAEOY stands for Asian American Engineer of the Year award, an annual recognition event on a national platform to honor outstanding Asian American professionals in Science and Engineering for their technical achievements, leadership and public services. As a part of the DiscoverE (previously known as National Engineers Week) Program, AAEOY was first introduced in 2002. This event has since become a prestigious and important forum for Corporate America, Academia, and Government entities in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities.

Since 2002, hundreds of Asian-American professionals from leading US corporations, prestigious research institutions as well as US Armed Forces have been selected as the recipients of this prestigious Award.

In addition, "Distinguished Awards" were also presented to honor and celebrate the achievements of Asian Americans with global statures and influences. Past Distinguished Awardees included Nobel Laureates, scholars, academia leaders, key corporate executives and astronauts.

AAEOY Awardees are role models and source of inspiration for all Americans especially the STEM community. For more Awardee information, please visit Past Awardees section.

Asian American Engineer of the Year Award 2018

Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Hotel Albuquerque
800 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

AAEOY 2018 Award Committee

Chui Fan Cheng
Executive Chair
(505) 355-9798

Dr. Yifeng Wang
(505) 238-9565


Past Events

AAEOY 2017, Bellevue, WA
AAEOY 2016, New Brunswick, NJ
AAEOY 2015, Los Angeles, CA
AAEOY 2014, Burlingame, CA
AAEOY 2013, Dallas, TX
AAEOY 2012, Albuquerque, NM
Friday, April 6, 2018

Registration: 8:30AM – 8:00PM

Technical Tour

Registered guests only

Place: Sandia National Laboratories
Dress Code: Business casual with comfortable walking shoes

Buses leave Hotel Albuquerque at 9:00 am.

Pre-award Dinner

By invitations only

Place: Albuquerque Balloon Museum
Dress Code: Business

A dinner reception for awardees and nominators in a relaxing social/networking atmosphere among the Awardees, Company VIPs and CIE/AAEOY National representatives. Buses leave Hotel Albuquerque at 5:15 pm.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Registration: 8:30AM – 5:30PM

Technical and Leadership Seminars

Open to public

Place: Hotel Albuquerque Conference Rooms
Dress Code: Business Casual

Technical Seminar: 9:00 – 10:30AM
Leadership Seminar: 10:40AM – 12:20PM

Cultural Tour

Hotel Albuquerque guests only

Place: Old Town
Dress Code: Casual

Old Town Walking Tour. Meet at Hotel lobby at 9:50AM. Contact Hotel Albuquerque for details.

VIP Reception

By invitations only

Place: Hotel Albuquerque
Dress Code: Black tie formal for awardees; business formal for others

A cocktail and networking event for awardees and their families, company representatives and government officials. CIE National Council members will gather to briefly introduce and honor the awardees. Awardees must attend Group Photo at 3:45PM. Cocktail 4:00-5:00PM.

Award Banquet

By invitations only

Place: Hotel Albuquerque
Dress Code: Black tie formal for awardees and those to be on stage, Business formal for general attendees

A formal award banquet to introduce and honor the 2018 AAEOY Awardees and Distinguished Awardees. Seating starts at 5:15PM. Banquet starts at 5:40PM.


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Hotel Albuquerque

800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

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