American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin seeks nominations for annual awards

National convention to be held Sep. 26-27 in Irvine, California.

By The American Bazaar Staff

NEW YORK: The American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI), Southern California chapter, is hosting the 29th ASEI National Convention at the campus of University of California, Irvine, on September 26-27.

The theme of the convention is ‘STEM: Ideas for the 21st Century’ with presentations in multiple tracks. Over 500 professionals including scientists, engineers, technologists, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders are expected to attend this convention, according to a press release.

The program will start with an evening welcome reception on September 26th and a full day conference session on Sept. 27th with four tracks covering Bio-medical Devices and Life Sciences, Disruptive Technologies, Emerging Trends in Engineering and Growth in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Speakers will include prominent business leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists, educators, policy makers, angel investors and investment bankers. See more details at

The convention will end with a finale awards banquet on September 27th where those who have made outstanding achievements in engineering and technology and those contributed to society at large and to ASEI organization will be recognized.

ASEI is seeking nominations in various award categories as follows:

ASEI Entrepreneur of the Year (open to everyone); ASEI Exceptional Merit Award (open to everyone); ASEI Engineer/Scientist of Year (open to everyone in all engineering disciplines, i.e. Architecture, Bio, Chemical, Civil/Structural, Electrical, Electronics/Computer, Industrial, Mining/Minerals/Materials, Mechanical and Telecommunication); ASEI Service Excellence (open to an ASEI member who has done service to community at large); ASEI Lifetime Achievement (open to those who have served ASEI for over 10 years). If no candidate qualifies, Life Time award is not given that year.

Also, ASEI Founder’s Award is sponsored by ASEI Founder Hari Bindal (open to those who have provided dedicated services to ASEI in the immediate past year). The award includes a plaque and $1,000 to the charity of award recipient’s choice; ASEI Student of the Year (open to all students of Indian origin).

According to the release, for the nomination process, one has to fill in the appropriate nomination form and send it in with a bio and other supporting documents such as press cuttings of any achievement or previous awards (visit

Nomination can be made self or by a colleague, except for ASEI Service Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Student of the Year Awards, which have to be nominated as prescribed in the nomination forms. All nominations must be received before August 31st by e-mail to or mail to ASEI 2014 Awards Committee, P.O. Box 16760, Stamford, CT 06905.


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