In line with one of SASE’s pillars, to celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace, SASE is recognizing all of the great achievements that Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) students and professionals are doing in their respective worlds.   To create a professional platform for these celebrations and recognitions, SASE has started 2 award programs: the Leadership Awards & Organizational Achievement Awards. 

The Leadership Awards are the premier award group that is peer reviewed and recognizes the best of the best. Candidates compete with one another to be recognized in one of nine categories. 

The Organizational Achievement awards are awards that organizations utilize to highlight top talent within each of their own organizations.  Organizations nominate individuals as they meet or exceed the criteria in one of five categories. All nominees who qualify are recognized. Each organization is limited to a maximum of five Organization Achievement Award nominations. Nominations may be in one, two or all categories but may not exceed five in total.

Please join us in nominating and celebrating all of the wonderful achievements, leadership and success that individual APIA members are contributing to the world.

Each recipient will be recognized at the 2017 SASE National Conference and STEM Career Luncheon, held October 13, 2017 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Northwest Chicago, Illinois. Recipients will also be featured in SASE social media and showcased online.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Nominees may be eligible for recognition in only one of the categories below.  Click award title for criteria.

Promising Professional (2-10 yrs)

This nominee must be a professional, in the early years (approximately 2 to 10 years in the workforce) of his or her career, who demonstrates tremendous potential for future contributions.

The nomination package should show:
1. The uniqueness of the nominee’s contributions to the organization
2. The nominee’s leadership abilities and initiative
3. The nominee’s professional and/or technical achievements
4. The nominee’s potential for advancement
5. The social and/or economic value of the development
6. Quality of supporting documentation

Professional Achievement (10+ yrs)

A highly experienced, mid-career (10 to 22 years experience) professional who has made significant discoveries, made important advances in his or her chosen career path, and is acknowledged as a leader of large initiatives. Here, the specific degree earned is less relevant than the significance of the work and the nominee’s achievement as a role model for others in the field.

The nomination package should show:
1. The uniqueness of the nominee’s achievements
2. The discipline required achieving the nominee’s level of performance
3. The nominee’s triumph over obstacles in the field
4. The nominee’s potential as a role model for younger professionals or students
5. Quality of supporting documentation

Career Achievement (22+)

The nominee is beyond the midpoint (approximately 22-plus years in the work force) of his or her career but not close to retirement age, and has made significant achievements in engineering titles in industry or government. The committee looks less at the degrees earned than at the body of work produced by the nominee, its broad, social and economic value and impact, and the nominee’s performance as a role model and mentor for minorities in technology.

The nominee package should show:
1. The uniqueness of the nominee’s obtained goal
2. The discipline required to achieve the nominee’s level of performance
3. The nominee’s triumph over obstacles in the field
4. The nominee’s potential as a role model for youth
5. Quality of supporting documentation

Technical/Research/Business Achievement

A person performing technological, research or business functions, who has designed, developed, managed, or assisted in the development of a product, service, system, business or intellectual property that is a substantial achievement in the field. The overall impact of the technological achievement is the prime consideration, regardless of title or degrees earned. The committee sees a nominee that offers broad impact and high value to society as a whole. 


The nomination package should show:
1. The uniqueness of the development
2. The innovation of the development
3. The uniqueness of the design
4. The social and/or economic value of the development
5. Quality of supporting documentation

ERG Leadership

A person who has served or is serving in a leadership capacity in the company’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) employee resource group or equivalent (ERG). The overall impact of their invovlement and leadership on the advancing the mission of the ERG and influencing the company’s support for their API employees are the prime considerations. The committee sees a nominee that offers broad impact and high value to company and APIs as a whole.

The nomination package should show:
1. The leadership and management qualities
2. The innovation of new programs or expanded engagement
3. The impact on the API employees
4. The influence on the company
5. The mentoring and guidance of future ERG leaders

For more information and application details please click here.