AAEOY stands for Asian American Engineer of the Year award, an annual recognition event on the national platform to honor the most distinguished professionals of Asian culture heritage. As part of the National Engineers Week (EWeek) Program, AAEOY is hosted by the CIE-USA, a national professional organization founded in 1917. Since first introduced in 2002, AAEOY has become a prestigious and important forum for Corporate America, Academia, and Government entities in the field of STEM to recognize outstanding Asian American professionals for their leadership, technical achievements and remarkable public services.

Since 2002, hundreds of Asian-American professionals from leading US technology corporations, prestigious research institutions and the US Armed Forces have been honored for the AAEOY Award. The past awardees included Nobel Laureates, academia, key corporate executives and astronauts. The awardees are presented in the "past awards" link above.

Besides recognizing outstanding Asian American engineers and scientists from across the country, AAEOY also honors and celebrates the achievements of Asian Americans of global stature and influence with the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, and Distinguished Science and Technology Awards. The distinguished awardees are role models and a source of inspiration for the STEM community as a whole. 22 internationally renowned individuals have received the Distinguished Awards at the AAEOY events since 2002.

Additional information about the previous AAEOY events and some of the previous honorees can be found at the Past Awards page.

2012 AAEOY Award, Albuquerque, NM