Awards

ASEI recognizes its members who are outstanding achievers in their field by conferring the following awards .

ASEI Professional Excellence Award

Established in 1983, this award is administered by the ASEI Awards Committee that is comprised of at least five members selected by the ASEI board. The award consists of a plaque, memento, and recognition at the ASEI Annual National Convention banquet event. There are three awards in this category which are as follows:

  1. ASEI Entrepreneur of the Year
  2. ASEI Engineer of the Year Award
  3. ASEI Student of the Year Award

ASEI recognizes its members who are outstanding achievers in their field by conferring the following awards .The requirements for all the three categories are that the member should be an engineering professional or a student of Indian origin/descent that has made an outstanding contribution in Science, Engineering and Industry. The applicant will be judged against the following four criteria.

Professional Achievements

The nominee should have demonstrated significant achievements in the cutting-edge technology in the field of engineering or related science and have managed and directed an organization or founded a company making noteworthy contributions in the design, manufacturing, production or service through the uses of engineering principles and applications.

Service to the Profession

The nominee is an established professional, has worked as an executive member, is an active ASEI member, and has volunteered time for promoting the goals of one or more engineering technical/ professional societies and committees such as SAE, AIAA, ASME etc.

Service to the ASEI Organization

The nominee has contributed significantly to promote ASEI agenda among the engineering communities and other Indian communities through local chapters or national chapter.

Service to the Community

The nominee has been recognized as a leader for his service to one or more community organizations because of his/her dedicated service to participate in local and international community service.
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ASEI Service Excellence Award

This is the highest recognition that the ASEI bestows upon an individual who has exhibited exemplary leadership that has benefited ASEI organization and ASEI members at large. The recipient will have been responsible for one or more major initiatives which have resulted in notable and/or highly innovative achievements or expansions of the ASEI mission. ASEI Mission: "To promote growth and development of programs and initiatives that foster career and professional development for ASEI members and cultivate engineering, scientific, and technical exchanges between USA and India”. The recipient is required to have served in one or more responsible positions within ASEI. The award honors an individual who has 1) played a key role in establishing and building the ASEI Value, 2) made notable contributions to the advancement in the field of engineering, and 3) given selflessly his/her time and energy to the ASEI national and local chapters.
Established in 2006, this award is administered by the ASEI Award Committee that is comprised of at least five members selected by the ASEI board. The award consists of a plaque, memento and a cash award of $1,000 presented at the ASEI Annual National Convention banquet event.

ASEI Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented to an individual who has 1) been a member of ASEI for at least 15 years, 2) served and participated in various capacities in the activities of local and national chapters, and 3) contributed significantly to promote the vision and goals of the ASEI organization. This candidate is selected by the recommendation of the Award Committee and approval by the Chairman of the ASEI board.

ASEI Corporate Excellence Recognition Program (CERP)

Developed in 2005, the CERP awards are a result of ASEI collaborating with leading US corporations. The vision of CERP is to salute the innovative strength that comes from a diversity of human capital. This award recognizes corporate excellence of outstanding engineers of Indian origin who are employed in industry, academia or government entities. Candidates are nominated by their managers and approved by their Human Resources department. The CERP awards are presented for five categories as follows:

  1. Corporate Engineering Excellence Award (Professional achievement)
  2. Corporate Woman Engineer of the Year Award (Gender specific)
  3. Corporate Young Engineer of the year Award (under 35 age, less than 10 years experience
  4. Corporate Outstanding Achievement Award
  5. Corporate Service Excellence Award

The CERP awards criteria are based on achievements, innovation, leadership, teamwork, integrity, community service, and leadership roles in other professional societies such as SAE, AIAA and ASME, etc.


Instituted in 2005 by the ASEI board, these awards are administered under the auspices of the ASEI Award Committee and in cooperation with the Corporate Selection Committee. The awards will consist of a plaque and recognition during the ASEI Annual National Convention banquet. Applications for the CERP awards are submitted by the sponsoring company.