2013 Convention

The annual convention is a celebration of the services that CIE/USA-DFW has delivered to the DFW community, and to affirm the partnership we have with industry, universities, government and community in which our members live and work. CIE/USA takes great pride of its 96 years of history, serving and representing the community of engineers of Chinese cultural heritage. As a non-profit professional organization, CIE/USA plays an important role in our economy and our society, especially with the growing needs for business savvy skilled workers in the field of engineering and science.

The convention will feature three events:

VIP Reception (5:30 - 6:30 pm)
VIP Reception is by invitation only. Proclamation of "CIE Day" by DFW cities will be presented, and city mayors, corporate senior management and academic leaders will be invited to speak at reception.

1st Young Achievers (YA) Reunion (4:30 - 6:30 pm)
CIE Young Achievers are capable individuals demonstrating expansive interests, a drive to succeed, and high performance. These individuals are selected during their high school years. At the Young Achiever Reunion, held during the 2013 annual convention, Young Achievers from previous years will gather for to catch up and share their experiences, ambitions, and lessons. Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, founder of CIE/USA-DFW and president of Diodes will provide the keynote speech. Wen-Shin Wang, a former YA, will be speaking career development, networking, and job experiences. Former Young Achievers can socialize, and bios of current experiences and future work will be available in a streaming presentation. At the conclusion of the event, there will be a panel discussion for various topics revolving about success in the workplace through soft skills and effective communication, including conflict resolution, influencing, and pitfalls in communication. For more information, please contact the event chair and Young Achiever Association founding chair Arnold Zhang (YAA, 2008) at arnoldzhang1@gmail.com.

Dinner Banquet (6:30 - 9:00 pm)
CIE/USA-DFW is privileged and honored to have Dr. Ahmad Bahai, Chief Technology Officer of Texas Instruments, as the dinner banquet keynote speaker. The banquet will also feature the presentation of Young Achiever Award (YAA). YAA is designed to encourage the younger generation of CIE life members to achieve high academic performance, to develop leadership skills, to develop strong interest in engineering, and to participate in extracurricular and community volunteer activities to enable them to achieve the greatest possible impact in their communities. These well-rounded skills will help them to become better leaders in this very competitive global market place. YAA trophies and scholarship will be presented to recipients during the evening banquet.

Click here to register seats for you. The cost of the banquet is $35 for member and $50 for non-member. For more information, please visit http://www.cie-dfw.org, or contact the Convention Chair Dr. Chinpei Tang at convention@cie-dfw.org.