2017 Annual Convention

CIE/USA-DFW Centennial Celebration – Keynote Speech by Dr. Faa-Ching Wang

2017 CIE/DFW Annual Convention

The 2017 CIE/USA-DFW Annual Convention is an event featuring a Fall Technical Symposium, VIP Reception and Dinner Banquet. The Convention will be held on August 19th , 2017 at Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel (900 E. Lookout Dr, Richardson, Texas 75082, USA). 2017 is CIE/USA’s centennial anniversary. CIE/USA centennial celebration will be an important part of the dinner banquet program.



Saturday, August 19, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:20 PM - 6:20 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Technology Symposium (Free to the Public, Online Registration Required)
VIP Reception (By Invitation Only)
Dinner Banquet (Online Registration Required)

Planning Committee

Convention Chair: Dr. Allan Zhong

Allan Zhong is the technology manager for R & D at Halliburton Company. He is also a leading expert in solid mechanics and numerical simulations. He earned a Ph.D. in applied mechanics from California Institute of Technology. He is involved in many community services, such as volunteer youth soccer coach, science fair judge, board director of home owner association, 2015 VP of youth program for CIE/USA-DFW and 2017 EVP and Board Director for CIE/USA-DFW.

Contact: ciedfw_secretary@cie-dfw.org

Advisors: Edward Yu, Xinfen Chen, Grace Tyler, Yu Meng, Sammy Yang, Qing Zhao ,Faa-Ching Wang
Hotel Management: Greg Nichols, Kevin Liang, Claire Jung
Registration: Susan Yin
Logistics: Xiang Luo, Steven Xu, Tony Yin, Lani Ma, Greg Nichols
Inventory: Steven Xu, Sean Luo, and Arnold Zhang
Volunteer Coordination: Winnie Liang
Banquet Chair: Greg Nichols
Banquet Emcee: Sam Liu
Stage Management: Alice Yang
Banquet Program: Jinhong Liu, Greg Nichols
Media Presentation: Uchenna Ndusorouwa, Greg Nichols
Young Achiever Award: James Wanerdi, Shawn Xiong
Guest Management: Greg Nichols, Susan Yin
Guest Invitation: Claire Jung, Marrisa Yang, Shuyi Yan, Greg Nichols, Allan Zhong
VIP Reception: Shuyi Yan
VIP Reception Emcee: Sam Liu

Fall Technical Symposium:Will Zhou, Linwei Zhang, Cong Bi
Speaker Invitation: Claire Jung, Allan Zhong, Yu Meng, Kevin Liang, Xiang Luo, Elaine Kung

Publicity:Wen-Shin Wang, Fei Cen
Proceedings: David Ai, Lily Jiang, Hanna Tong
Artistic Designs: Huang-Chun Wen, Pei-Chun Wen, Shangting Detweiler
Webmaster: Wayne Huang


The Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) was founded in 1917 in New York by a group of Chinese engineers who graduated from American universities and served in various industries in the United States. CIE’s mission is to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) awareness all over the United States. The DFW Chapter was established in January 1989 and registered in the state of Texas as a non-profit organization in 1992. Over the years, the DFW chapter has established close ties with major corporations and government bodies around the world. Leaders from these sponsoring organizations are featured in the chapter’s annual convention by sharing their experiences and insights in business and technology. For more information, visit http://www.cie-dfw.org.