CIE/SF Scholastic and Special Achievement Award -2017

美洲中國工程師學會(CIE/USA) 學術及特殊成就獎

The Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE/USA) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is now accepting applications for the Scholastic and Special Achievement Award. The names of the winners will be announced and awards will be presented at the CIE/SF Annual Conference (Date: TBD. will be in March , 2017).
Following a long-standing tradition of pursuing excellence, CIE/SF has established this award program to encourage and recognize the outstanding scholastic and special achievements of the children of its members. Selection criteria will be based on a balanced achievement of applicants' outstanding academic accomplishments, participation in extracurricular activities and involvement in community service. Each award winner will receive a Certificate of Merit and a check of two hundred dollars and shall attend the CIE/SF Annual Conference.
All applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  1. A CIE/SF member's children
  2. Currently a Junior or Senior (11th or 12th grade) in high school 
  3. Has never received the award from the CIE/SF Chapter before

All applicants must submit the following documents in softcopies

  1. A completed application form (use the attached one).
  2. A passport type personal photo (to be published in the CIE publications) 
  3. A high school Transcript
  4. A personal essay (no more than 300 words) which includes information such as:  honor and awards received, offices of student organizations held, extracurricular activities, community service involved, volunteer work experience, etc.
  5. An information page (use the template on next page)
  6. (For Non-CIE/SF member only) A completed CIE/SF membership application form (download) and annual membership fee.    

The deadline for the application is February 1st , 2017  For 12th grade student, please send in your application ASAP for possible early decision. 

Contact Person: Patrick Lam 

Application material please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Soft Skill Training: Leadership and Personal Networking 10/29

Our speaker will come from CIE Dallas Chapter and will share with you on what she learned from years of soft skill coaching. Read her bio and you will be amazed at her achievements.

We will discuss the keys to successful leadership and personal networking that will lead to satisfying career planning and development:  how to build positive relationships, lead with influence, the model with value-based communications and actions, develop a network of C.R.I.M.P.S., and intelligent career planning.

This is a follow-up program from our 7/9 Leadership Symposium. Videos of that event can be found at the link. On 10/29 you can learn some practical soft skill that can be used in your job every day.


Time:  10/29  1:30PM (Sat.)

Venue:    ITRI Conference Room   2870 Zanker Rd., Suite 140 , San Jose, CA 95134, CA



Elaine Kung, Director, AT&T

Board of Directors, VP of HR, Advisor to Young Professionals, CIE-DFW Chapter

Elaine Kung’s career at AT&T spans over 30 years, from technical R&D at Bell Labs, business marketing in a wide range of telecom products to operations. She has achieved millions in revenues and delivered profitability initiatives. Her recent career moves went from wireline, mobility, fiber broadband, analytics, and now to network on demand and service integration. She received AT&T-sponsored executive education from Columbia, Cornell, and Wharton. Elaine graduated from Cornell with B.S. in Electrical & Materials Science Engineering, from Princeton with M.S. in Electrical Engineering. She frequently speaks at conferences, universities, churches, nationwide events in the States and in Asia. She serves as board member and advisor to various organizations including CIE-USA/DFW. Elaine was recognized by such awards as the WOC (Women of Color) STEM Career Achievement Award, Successful Women in Business, Most On-Fire Manager. Elaine’s journey is a remarkable turn coming from a very poor family, living on the edge, then 30 years later, living the American dream.