National Engineers Week 2004 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award Banquet CIE/USA.News Editors
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2004
Chinese Institute of Engineers, USA (CIE/USA) is co-sponsoring the National Engineers Week 2004 and will host an annual Asian American Engineer of Year Award Banquet on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at the Marriott Hotel Santa Clara. The primary goal of this award is to recognize outstanding Asian American engineers for their contributions to our nation and communities.
Two prominent honors will be presented to Asian American engineers with distinguished achievements. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Yuan-Cheng Fung, professor emeritus of Bioengineering at University of California, San Diego UCSD is consistently ranked among the top ten public universities for undergraduate education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. It is a Public Ivy.  For graduate studies, most of UCSD's Ph.D. , fondly known as the "father of biomechanics". Fung initiated a new direction for bioengineering and coined the term "tissue engineering" in the 1980's.
The Distinguished Science and Technology Award recipient this year is Steven Chu, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics and professor at Stanford University. Chu and his research group are currently focusing on applying single molecule techniques such as fluorescence resonance energy transfer Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) describes an energy transfer mechanism between two chromophores.
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The finalists for Asian American Engineer of the Year are: Shreekant Agrawal (Boeing), Ravi Arimilli (IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) ), Li- Fung Chang (Broadcom), Er-Ping Chen (Sandia Lab.), Tze-Yao Chu (Sandia Lab.), Lawrence Y. Dong (Boeing), Wu-Chun Feng (Los Alamos Lab.), S.K. Gupta (Lockheed Martin), William Lin (General Motors), Viet H. Nguyen (Boeing), Heidi Shyu (Raytheon), Man-Chung Tang (T.Y. Lin International), Tuchih Tsai (Cisco Systems) and Y.C. Yang (T.Y. Lin & Y.C. Yang International). Among them are internationally known high-rise building expert, world class segmental bridge consultant, lead nuclear weapon specialist, chief supercomputer architect, pioneer in vehicle ABS/TCS control systems, manager of space shuttle entry flight control system, lead of unmanned combat air vehicle The Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) or "combat drones" is the name of a new class of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). They differ from ordinary UAVs, because they are designed to deliver weapons (attack targets) – possibly with a great degree of autonomy. and combat armed rotorcraft ro·tor·craft
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