SASE’s mission is to prepare Asian heritage scientists, engineers and technologists for success in the global business world, to celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace, and to provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities.

SASE strives to honor the contributions of sponsors, as well as to celebrate the successes of SASE members and individuals who enhance the scientific and engineering professions through contributions to the global business world, academia and local communities.

SASE’s Leadership Awards program is open to individuals and organizations who exemplify its mission.

The purpose of the awards is to celebrate technical accomplishments and advancements in the fields of science, engineering, and technology and to recognize exemplary leadership in the community including volunteerism.

Each recipient will be recognized at the 2017 SASE National Conference and STEM Career Fair Gala Dinner, held the evening of October 13, 2017 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Northwest Chicago, Illinois. Recipients will also be featured in the 2017 SASE National Conference Magazine and showcased online.

AWARD CATEGORIES

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

SASE Organization of the Year (Company)

  • Organizations must be operating in an engineering or scientific field in the private sector.
  • Organizations must demonstrate significant contributions to the scientific and/or engineering professions.
  • Organizations must demonstrate their long-standing commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Demonstration of support, advocacy, and services that address the development and advancement of diverse populations with a focus on the AAPI community is key.

 

SASE Organization of the Year (Government)

  • Organizations must be operating in an engineering or scientific field in the public sector (inclusive of academia and the nonprofit sector).
  • Organizations must demonstrate significant contributions to the scientific and/or engineering professions.
  • Organizations must demonstrate their long-standing commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Demonstration of support, advocacy, and services that address the development and advancement of diverse populations with a focus on the AAPI community is key.

 

SASE Engineer/ Scientist of the Year (Company)

  • Nominees must be currently working in an engineering or scientific field in the private sector.
  • Nominees must have made significant and measurable contributions to their field.
  • Demonstrates consistent dedication and commitment to the growth and advancement of field of engineering and science.
  • Recognized as subject matter expert in his/her field and/or industry.
  • Nominees must demonstrate an active leadership role within their organization.
  • Nominee must demonstrate commitment to their community including how he/she mentors others and/or support aspiring individuals pursuing or developing in the STEM field.

 

SASE Engineer/ Scientist of the Year (Government)

  • Nominees must be currently working in an engineering or scientific field in the public sector (inclusive of academia and the nonprofit sector).
  • Nominees must have made significant and measureable contributions to their field.
  • Demonstrates consistent dedication and commitment to the growth and advancement of field of engineering and science.
  • Recognized as subject matter expert in his/her field and/or industry.
  • Nominees must demonstrate an active leadership role within their organization.
  • Nominee must demonstrate commitment to their community including how he/she mentors others and/or support aspiring individuals pursuing or developing in the STEM field.

 

SASE Information Technologist of the Year

  • Nominees must be currently working in the field of information technology.
  • Nominees must have made significant and measureable contributions to their field.
  • Demonstrates consistent dedication and commitment to the growth and advancement of IT.
  • Recognized as subject matter expert in his/her field and/or industry.
  • Nominees must demonstrate an active leadership role within their organization.
  • Nominee must demonstrate commitment to their community including how he/she mentors others and/or support aspiring individuals pursuing or developing in the STEM field.

 

SASE Executive of the Year

  • Nominees must be seasoned professionals with 10+ years of professional experience in their field.
  • Nominees should hold executive level management positions.
  • Demonstrates consistent dedication and commitment to the growth and advancement of engineering and science by his/her engagement and contributions to SASE and/or the Asian American community.
  • Nominees must demonstrate an active leadership role within their organization.
  • Nominee must demonstrate commitment to their community including how he/she mentors others and/or support aspiring individuals pursuing or developing in the STEM field.

 

SASE Emerging Leader of the Year

  • Nominees should represent professionals who are within less than 5 years of graduation from their most recent degree.
  • Participation in recognized and/or certified leadership programs is a plus.
  • Nominee should be highly regarded within his/her organization and community and should demonstrate exemplary leadership attributes.
  • Nominees must demonstrate excellence in their field resulting in significant and measurable accomplishments.
  • Nominee must be an active SASE professional member or in their AAPI community who exemplifies honor, community service and leadership through his/her commitment to SASE.

 

SASE Service Impact Award

  • Nominees must have made significant and measureable contributions to their community through volunteerism.
  • Nominees exemplify inspirational leadership and initiative through teaching, coaching, organizing, and serving on boards and committees or other leadership roles within the community.
  • Demonstration of support, advocacy, and services that meet the needs of diverse populations with a focus on the AAPI community.

 

SASE Advocate Award

  • Nominations are open to individuals who are not of Asian American heritage.
  • Nominees must demonstrate commitment to promote diversity, inclusion, and the
  • Nominees must demonstrate how he/she mentors and/or sponsors AAPI professionals.

 



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